AftR episode 5 – Gossip Ex Machina

Snow Crash chapters 7 & 8 are discussed.

We learn a good bit about Hiro while in hiss head as he scopes the scene at The Black Sun.  He’s trying to find information to upload to the CIC.  Yet he’s quickly distracted by his “one that got away”, Juanita.

Hiro attempts avoiding Juanita, which fails horribly.  Meanwhile the present is far too pressing a matter to Juanita.  She amplifies the intrigue about this new drug (?) Snow Crash, and posits that Da5id has expressed an interest in it.

 

Words:

  • Retinue – This one’s real.  Look it up!
  • “Bitheads” – Seems it’s the hacker version of a shit-head
  • “Willbes” – A more optimistic interpretation of “wannabes”

 

Phrases: (spoilers!)

  • “gossip ex machina” (Description of how Hiro steals data “right out of the guts of the system” because “his is a hacker.”)
  • “How slow can a mammal be and still have respiratory functions?” (Juanita’s though when Hiro surmised that Juanita’s grandmother was Juanita’s role model because she might’ve been a programmer.)
  • “To condense fact from the vapor of nuance” (Juanita describing the phenomenon of her grandmother knowing she was pregnant with only her facial expressions as context clues.)
  • “Hiro didn’t know whether he was rich or poor, educated or ignorant, talented or lucky.”

S1E5 – Gossip Ex Machina

Snow Crash chapters 7 & 8 are discussed. We learn a good bit about Hiro while in hiss head as he scopes the scene at The Black Sun.  He’s trying to find information to upload to the CIC.  Yet he’s quickly distracted by his “one that got away”, Juanita.

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