Dystopian Author Quotes

May 1, 2020
Of persons I will say this: it is difficult to tell when they are running aright but easy to see when something has gone awry.

Neal Stephenson Dystopian Author Quotes#56

Neal Stephenson Of persons I will say this: it is difficult to tell when they are running aright but easy to see when something has gone […]
May 1, 2020
This is exactly how the World Wide Web works: the HTML files are the pithy description on the paper tape, and your Web browser is Ronald Reagan.

Neal Stephenson Dystopian Author Quotes#55

Neal Stephenson This is exactly how the World Wide Web works: the HTML files are the pithy description on the paper tape, and your Web browser […]
May 1, 2020
Two tires fly. Two Wail. A bamboo grove, all chopped down From it, warring songs.

Neal Stephenson Dystopian Author Quotes#54

Neal Stephenson Two tires fly. Two Wail. A bamboo grove, all chopped down From it, warring songs.
May 1, 2020
Unix is not so much an operating system as an oral history.

Neal Stephenson Dystopian Author Quotes#53

Neal Stephenson Unix is not so much an operating system as an oral history.
May 1, 2020
The mind knows...that there is an action principle that governs how the world evolves from one moment to the next - that restricts our world's path to points that tell an internally consistent story.

Neal Stephenson Dystopian Author Quotes#52

Neal Stephenson The mind knows…that there is an action principle that governs how the world evolves from one moment to the next – that restricts our […]
May 1, 2020
A lot of secular, modern people claim to be disillusioned whenever they learn that any smart person is religious. That's applicable to Newton as it is to any other religious smart person

Neal Stephenson Dystopian Author Quotes#51

Neal Stephenson A lot of secular, modern people claim to be disillusioned whenever they learn that any smart person is religious. That’s applicable to Newton as […]
May 1, 2020
If the Coastal Republic had believed in the existence of virtue, it could at least have aspired to hypocrisy.

Neal Stephenson Dystopian Author Quotes#50

Neal Stephenson If the Coastal Republic had believed in the existence of virtue, it could at least have aspired to hypocrisy.
May 1, 2020
Our opponent is an alien starship packed with atomic bombs, I said. "We have a protractor."

Neal Stephenson Dystopian Author Quotes#49

Neal Stephenson Our opponent is an alien starship packed with atomic bombs, I said. “We have a protractor.”
May 1, 2020
[Emacs] is written in Lisp, which is the only computer language that is beautiful.

Neal Stephenson Dystopian Author Quotes#48

Neal Stephenson [Emacs] is written in Lisp, which is the only computer language that is beautiful.
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