Getting SnowCrashed

I should be working on homework right now, but I still have 8 1/2 hours to get it done, and even with breaks, I should have plenty of time to finish. I think I’m starting to understand what I’m doing. At least with programming I can easily see if I got it right or not, because the program works or it doesn’t. Now, if the lab (in addition to the homework) had been due today as originally scheduled, I would be freaking, but it isn’t, so I’m not.

But any ways, I’ve been reading SnowCrash by Neal Stephenson (I’d say he’s in the top 5 of my favorite authors list, easily.) It’s about mind viruses and the construction of languages, among other things. The funny part about reading this is that I’ve contracted a mind virus from reading it; there’s a particular section that keeps popping into my head even though I really, really don’t want to think about it right now. I would rather be doing homework right now. The funniest part is that it took me two hours of fighting off the thought to realize that I was infected. I lol’ed once I understood what was happening.

There are other thoughts and ideas that have been percolating as I’ve read SnowCrash, but right now I need to get over this virus and finish my damned homework.

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