Tuesday, July 05, 2005

My Annotated Interface Culture

"The Interface Culture by Neal Stephenson [Annotated]"

I’ve long appreciated Neal Stephenson’s brilliant essay on culture. It is part of a longer essay entitled In The Beginning Was The Command Line. That essay is aimed principally at computerists whereas I believe The Interface Culture section should have a much wider audience. But pointing people to the larger essay and then telling them to do a text search for a particular section is tedious. Some years ago for my own edification I outlined it.