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Linkdump for April 15th

by Rob Friesel

Nutella Frosted Cupcakes at Al Dente: oh man, these look dangerously good… (tagged: Nutella food todo ) Philip K. Dick Award Winners Announced: A Tie Between Castro and Walton at Omnivoracious (tagged: PKD literature scifi todo ) Daring Fireball: Complex at DF: Gall’s law raises hard questions. Where do you start? How small? How simple? […]

Snow Crash: filet of meta-conflict

by Rob Friesel

During my recent re-read of Neal Stephenson’s Snow Crash, it occurred to me that one of its thematic elements takes the classic rich vs. poor conflict and intimates that it has transmuted into a conflict between a hyper-literate elite vs. an illiterate and/or aliterate √únterleute. ¬†This is by no means a startling or even new […]