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Will Boas Writer’s Journal 1/31/2011 The end of Chapter 5 was like an opening of the gate to the rest of the story in my opinion. The first four chapters were pretty introductory and basic. They gave basic information about the story and the characters, and set the stage for the rest of the book. Chapter 5 is the beginning of the rest of the book. Chapter five described Hiro in the virtual computer universe, formally Metaverse. I found it fascinating and a little freighting how these people live two separate lives; one in real life, and one in the Metaverse. The description of the development of the Metaverse from the past to the present was very interesting. It started out with just some programmers and hackers looking to have a little fun, and it has
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Unformatted text preview: grown exponentially. It has grown so far that “drugs” are now being sold in the virtual universe. While I don’t know the exact specifics of these drugs at this point in the book, my guess is that it is going to be a focal point of the rest of the book. Something that really stood out to me so far in the book is the ubiquity of swearing. This is not something I’m necessarily opposed to, I think it brings out the meaning and feeling that the author is trying to convey, it is just something I’m not used to. For example, the F word is sitting up on the projector screen. It is not a real big deal to me, just something to have in the back of my head....
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