"In the beginning was the command line" has probably been online for free for years, but I just discovered it after reading today's Slashdot interview with Neal Stephenson. Which is by the way a brilliant read. And I do mean that. His Snowcrash is one of my favorite sci-fi books. I remember when I was first introduced to his work when I picked up a copy of "In the beginning was the Command Line" I was immediately insensed and read it straight through without ever putting it down. Keep in mind it's not very long.
So now that I've transitioned from "In the begining..." to the Slashdot interview and back again it's time to sign off. I have printed out the Slashdot article so I can enjoy it with a nice cup of tea before going to bed. I guess this sort of proves I'm a big geek, but heh, it's such a very good day to be a geek. With the anticipation of reading Stephen King's last book of the Dark Tower series (just released within the last couple days) and the revival of William Gibson's blog this week we geeks are very blessed.
Referring page to download: C R Y P T O N O M I C O N . C O M
Direct link to download: In the beginning was the Command Line (zip format)
Link: Today's Slashdot interview with Neal Stephenson