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Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Summer Reading

Summer vacation has finally arrived so it's time to get a little recreational reading done. My first read is Rainbows End by Vernor Vinge. I normally do not read a lot of science fiction, but a description of this book intrigued me.

Vinge wrote a book, True Names, about 25 years ago that is pretty legendary in tech and sci fi circles because it did a remarkable job predicting the scope and significance of the modern internet. Because Rainbows End is set in the year 2025, I'm looking forward to Vinge's description of technology 20 years hence. In addition, it takes place in San Diego, (Vinge is a retired SDSU prof) so it should be fun to see what he thinks happens to our fair city.


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