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Re: Wilkins' philosophical language in the news

From:Christophe Grandsire <christophe.grandsire@...>
Date:Tuesday, July 1, 2003, 12:50
En réponse à Tim May :

> > >Stephenson? He's alright. I think I may have read all his books >now. Mostly science fiction. His last one, _Cryptonomicon_, seems to >be related to the new one - some of the characters seem to have the >same names, but _Cryptonomicon_ was set in WWII and the present day. >He's known for not being much good at writing endings. I don't know >that I'd compare him to Eco, but then I've only read _Foucalt's >Pendulum_.
Me too. But the setting of the website presenting his new book and the texts made me think precisely of Foucault's Pendulum :) .
>A very long article, and entertaining, article for _Wired_ on >submarine cables: > > >_In the Beginning was the Command Line_, a meditation on operating >systems and modern life: >
Thanks for the links! This last one was especially great!
> > >There's a translation of Borges's essay here: >
Thanks! And thanks for the link to the other article, and thanks to Jake for finding the website with the book GIFs :)) . I'll make sure to bookmark it :) . Christophe Grandsire. You need a straight mind to invent a twisted conlang.