Unformatted text preview: They would never volunteer to go to Vietnam. Because of the timing of when this book was published, Stephenson could be relating this to an upswing in the use of technology and its effects on society. Written in 1992, a new era of technology was beginning. This increase use of technology has made things a lot easier for younger people that were quite difficult for people of past generations. Uncle Enzo mentions how old people feel like the world is coming to an end. This quote strengthens the idea of how things in the world were changing at the time this book was published, and older aged people may not have been able to keep up with the newer, faster paced society....
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- Spring '08
- Mafia, Uncle Enzo, faster paced society