Ready Player One

Screenshot_2018-02-02-03-05-28.pngErnest Cline’s novel was the most fun I’ve had reading in a long time. The history and references to real people were accurate, and, I guess, necessary. Granted, it did slow the story a bit. But while I vividly remember meeting John “Cap’n Crunch” Draper — after he got out of jail — apparently some younger readers thought he was just a plot device. I’d recommend this to anyone who remembers or wonders about the “wild west” days of early computing. (But I’d also recommend Steven Levy’s “Hackers” and Bruce Sterling’s “Hacker Crackdown,” among others.)

 

 

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