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Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Just finished Accelerando for my exams and really enjoyed it. The book gets better as it goes, and in accordance with Stross's singularitarian themes it's free on the Internet. What I think I like best about the novel is Stross's unflinching take on the "rapture of the nerds," which is reframed at one point in the book as "the Vinge catastrophe"; what the Singularity is for Stross is not so much the moment A.I. achieves sentience but the moment corporations do.