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5.0 out of 5 stars fascinating vision of nanotech-driven future
This book is pleasantly dense with interesting ideas about what the future holds. The title refers to the progression of material-driven stages of human progress -- the Stone Age, the Bronze Age, etc. In "the Diamond Age", matter compilers can easily create diamonds out of raw carbon. Basic foodstuffs and many other material wants can be satisfied by these matter...
Published on July 11 2004 by Timothy H. Mansfield

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3.0 out of 5 stars Annoying Authors
Neal Stephenson (NS), the author of THE DIAMOND AGE, will go into my personal bibliography of annoying authors. He far outdoes Greg Bear, author of DARWIN'S RADIO and DARWIN'S CHILDREN. Bear introduces several new characters in each scene, without indicating who will be turning up again, as the scenes shift to new locales. Stephenson, in contrast, keeps a fairly tight...
Published on Nov. 11 2003 by Siri Peterson



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The Diamond Age: Or, a Young Lady's Illustrated Primer
The Diamond Age: Or, a Young Lady's Illustrated Primer by Neal Stephenson (Paperback - May 2 2000)
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