search for books and compare prices
cover image
In the Beginning...Was the Command Line
The price is the lowest for any condition, which may be new or used; other conditions may also be available.
Includes prices for new and used copies from resellers listed at Amazon (for that country).
Rental copies must be returned at the end of the designated period, and may involve a deposit.
Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Harpercollins
Publication date November 1, 1999
Pages 151
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780380815937
ISBN-10 0380815931
Dimensions 0.25 by 5.75 by 8 in.
Weight 0.55 lbs.
Original list price $10.99
Summaries and Reviews description: Product Description:

This is "the Word" -- one man's word, certainly -- about the art (and artifice) of the state of our computer-centric existence. And considering that the "one man" is Neal Stephenson, "the hacker Hemingway" (Newsweek) -- acclaimed novelist, pragmatist, seer, nerd-friendly philosopher, and nationally bestselling author of groundbreaking literary works (Snow Crash, Cryptonomicon, etc., etc.) -- the word is well worth hearing. Mostly well-reasoned examination and partial rant, Stephenson's In the Beginning... was the Command Line is a thoughtful, irreverent, hilarious treatise on the cyber-culture past and present; on operating system tyrannies and downloaded popular revolutions; on the Internet, Disney World, Big Bangs, not to mention the meaning of life itself.

Pricing is shown for items sent to or within the U.S., excluding shipping and tax. Please consult the store to determine exact fees. No warranties are made express or implied about the accuracy, timeliness, merit, or value of the information provided. Information subject to change without notice. is not a bookseller, just an information source.