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Sep 23, 2013 - 1 minute read - Comments - Sci-Fi

Snow Crash and Malware

So I finished “Snow Crash” and it was quite nice. The concept of linguistic malware was interesting and ahead of its time. I noticed that the term “Virus” was used correctly in the book as the malware was not propagating between people (then it would become a worm). Although I suspect it was due to the fact that most people (read almost everyone) calls any malware a “virus”. Nevertheless, it was a very enjoyable read.

Any information system of sufficient complexity will inevitably become infected with viruses - viruses generated from within itself.

Neal Stephensen - Snow Crash

Nam Shub

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