Friday, June 17, 2005

Neal Stephenson's thoughts on "Star Wars" in today's NY Times

Neal Stephenson offers his opinion of Revenge of the Sith and what the movie means for popular culture in an op-ed contribution entitled "Turn On, Tune In, Veg Out." He suggests that today's technology experts and scientists play a similar role in our society as the Jedi do in the "Star Wars" universe. As someone who has always wanted to be a Jedi and use the Force (and even developed a comprehensive comparison of the Jedi and Novell network experts), I love Stephenson's idea. If only that were a lightsaber clipped to my belt instead of a Blackberry....

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