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Wonderful story, but I kept wondering the whole time, why weren’t they printing out every useful bit of survival and geographical and machine maintenance and biofuel making information they could find online in preparation for the generators running out exrth fuel?

There are far better works of nerd literature out there. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. About Feedbooks Feedbooks is an ebook retailer, designed with mobile reading in mind. Cory reminds us that. I think that the thing that bothers me most about this story is how plausible it all is.

He could stay in the data center and weep over his losses.

Felix could just walk out into the bleakness, wandering among the ruined city and its dead citizens until he died of starvation and thirst. Feb 28, Ashryn rated it it was amazing Shelves: Instead, he and Van choose to go out and look for other survivors, in the faith that something can be rebuilt, if they all work together.


This made my mind spin, not sure i’ll manage to sleep dpctorow This is the first story I’ve read by Doctorow and I really enjoyed this story. However, he and the other sysadmins soon find themselves stuck at the office when a worldwide catastrophe strikes, a combination of bio- and cyberterrorism that wipes out thousands of human lives and crashes most of the civilized world.

Many of sysadmin make the fact they are highly secure one of their selling points. Language French German Italian Spanish. Here’s a brief excerpt; for context, you need to know that sysadmins Felix and Van have left their data center to see what’s left of their city: From the same author.

Many science-fiction writers are releasing part of their works under a Creative Commons license. Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike cc by-nc-sa. Apr 26, Gendou rated it really liked it Shelves: Books by Cory Doctorow. Getting that phone-call in the middle of the night. Docotorow spent some time as a Sys Admin, among his other nerd credentials, and you can feel it in the way the characters think and speak. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. And if so, how could we prevent it?

But it gives me a renewed confidence in my work to know that someone of your caliber is interested. Jun 01, Mawdawgie rated it it was ok. syswdmins


“When Sysadmins Ruled The Earth” by Cory Doctorow: A “Rewired” Review

I guess it could be because the buildings had no power and the generators tbe out of fuel, but surely that group could have engineered their way out of that problem. When I was still in school, I remember Adrian telling me about a story he read where some sort of global Armageddon-level catastrophe roctorow, and the only survivors were the System Administrators who happened to be in their hermetically sealed, climate controlled, battery backed-up data centers.

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There were two obvious holes in the plot. You are commenting using your WordPress. Seems like it could happen tomorrow. Feb 14, Babak Fakhamzadeh rated it really liked it Shelves: And when the protagonist runs out of food, it turns out he agrees with me.

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