Overview of content related to 'operating system' http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/taxonomy/term/1249/all?article-type=&term=&organisation=&project=&author=madeleine%20shepherd&issue= RSS feed with Ariadne content related to specified tag en Review: in the Beginning... Was the Command Line http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue23/checkout-review/stephenson.html <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue23/checkout-review/stephenson.html#author1">Madeleine Shepherd</a> reviews 'In the Beginning... was the Command Line' by Neal Stephenson.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>In the beginning...was the command line is a non-technical, comparative study of computer operating systems (OSs) from one man's personal viewpoint. That man is science fiction author, Neal Stephenson - styled 'the hacker Hemingway' by Newsweek. Stephenson set out to write an article for Wired magazine and so rich was the material that he ended up with a 150 page paperback, which is also available as a web essay. While it's great to have things available freely on the web, a piece this length on the screen is not easy on the eyes.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue23/checkout-review/stephenson.html" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue23 review madeleine shepherd apple microsoft linux open source operating system soap software windows Thu, 23 Mar 2000 00:00:00 +0000 editor 695 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk