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writer's journal 2-16 - It is almost like an addiction One...

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Will Boas Writer’s Journal 2/16/2010 "Wait a minute, Juanita. Make up your mind. This Snow Crash thing is it a virus, a drug, or a religion?" Juanita shrugs. "What's the difference?" This quote in Chapter 26 is one that really resonated with me. I found this quote so interesting because it really sums up the overall meaning and purpose of the book in one sentence. Snow Crash is really a combination of all three. It is a drug that spreads like a virus through religion. I can see the connection between religion and a drug. I do not attend church, nor have I all my life, so my beliefs could be slightly biased. Religion is something that many people do regularly- often once a week or even daily or more.
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Unformatted text preview: It is almost like an addiction. One has to put money in the collection jar that is passed around every service. One goes to church and gets a feeling almost like a high. While this connection could be a bit of a stretch, I can see where Stephenson is coming from here with this quote. Snow Crash has influenced many developments that have been made on the internet. Many software programs have been influenced by Snow Crash. It has been documented that Google Earth, a virtual globe software portion of Google was created after the Central Intelligence Corporation in Snow Crash....
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