Review: Some Remarks: Essays and Other Writing

Some Remarks: Essays and Other WritingSome Remarks: Essays and Other Writing by Neal Stephenson\nMy rating: 5 of 5 stars

This book is a good mix of (mostly short-form) writing: from a little bit unexpected (like introductory piece about perils of sedentary lifestyle) to proper “Neal’s style” things. By “Neal’s style” I mean “extremely rich in details, festooned with brilliant and simply explanations of difficult things/ideas and really thought provoking”. I especially liked “Mother Board Mother Earth” (fascinating introduction to the world of submarine cabling which provides foundations for our modern communication systems) and rocket-science/big project execution related pieces “Locked In” & “Innovation Starvation”. And if you are fan of Baroque Cycle there are some related interviews in this book too.

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