Michael Nielsen wrote:
> > Here's the plan:
> > A student at Temple University buys Brin's
> > book thinking its science fiction; he doesn't
> > discover that it is, in fact, speculative non-
> > fiction until he reaches page 296. (Bare with
> > me here - I'm trying to establish a scenario
> > in which someone would willingly read the
> > entire book.)
> I read the entire book willingly. I'm surprised
> at the vehemence of people who dislike the
> book. I thought the book was quite well done,
> even though by and large I'm not in agreement
> with Brin.
I'm not against Brin's ideas, and I'm not for them either. I intended that post to be like an optical illusion - if you squint slightly it goes in the opposite direction.