Interview with fountain-pen wielding writer extraordinare, Neil Stephenson. Still haven’t read Snow Crash, keep starting and stopping that one — it’s some kind of extreme Gibson loyalty that if were, forefend, to enjoy another big cyberpunkist, I’d be dissin William. Hmm. Not like I don’t read Sterling and uh, a bunch of others. Oh well, i seemed to have gotten over it enough to read Cryptonomicon, which was absolutely one of my top 25 if not top 10 books I’ve ever read! But Snow Crash is just to self-imagined-to-me derivative of Gibson’s work that I … just … can’t … quite …. grok … it.