On October 31, 1959 Neal Stephenson is born. He goes on to become an influential writer, including authoring Snow Crash.

Snow Crash was first published in 1992. It acts as a good example of Stephenson’s tendency to pack multiple topics in a single novel including computer science, cryptography, philosophy, linguistics, politics, religion, and history.

Its legacy has popped up in various, everyday instances in the modern tech experience. Snow Crash has been credited with influencing the accepted use of the word, avatar, as a virtual personification of an individual in computer games and the Internet. Google Earth has been said to also resemble the “Earth” software developed by the Central Intelligence Corporation in Snow Crash.

Book Title: Snow Crash 

Book Author: Stephenson, Neal 

Dewey Decimal Call Number: SF STE

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