Review - Snow Crash 👾🗡

This novel is probably the most venerated in the software industry and I’m glad to say it actually lives up to its reputation. It’s a wild, ridiculous ride, full of ideas that you know the author thinks are really interesting but also often worthy of ridicule and satirizing. Snow Crash must have been a real shot in the arm when it was read in 1992, before a lot of the science fiction technology contained actually starting to be realized in the world, and much less for fun than for balance sheets.

Before reading Snow Crash (1992) I read The Diamond Age (1995). I really like the latter but I love the former. This book is a classic, and I’d bet than in 2050 when we’re more significantly living in the machine that the tech industry built this book will be revered even by tweedy English literature folks as a classic of its age.