Sunday, March 10, 2013

Sunday Crass Commercialism

Thanks to the reader who sent me Ready Player One, which I'm almost finished with. It's a fun book, a bit Willy Wonka, a bit Ender's Game, a bit Little Brother, a bit Matrix, but mostly it's just a love letter to a particular strain of 80s nerd/geek culture, including the video games, the music, the roleplaying games, the tv, the movies. Unlike now, a time when geeks and geekdom basically rule the earth, geekdom then really was mostly just for nerds.