Informational Infection and Hygiene in Snow Crash, by N. K. Hayles. by HIGHWAY101

"The world that Snow Crash depicts-part virtual, part real-is driven by a single overpowering metaphor: humans are computers. The metaphor underwrites the novel's central premise: that a computer virus can also infect humans, acting at once as an infection, a hallucinogen, and a religion "Snow crash' is computer lingo.


 

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