RIP Michael Crichton

Wednesday, November 5th, 2008

We have lost one of the pivotal authors from my childhood.

I remember reading Juristic Park, on a camping trip with my parents. I was 10. The book had a big impact and influenced my career choices – not towards paleontology (as you might be thinking), but towards math/computers. You see, the coolest person in the book was a mathematician (Ian Malcolm) AND the most evil was a computer programer (Dennis Nedry).

After JP, I remember reading The Andromeda Strain, Sphere and Congo.

But, Crichton real power was as a gateway drug to the harder stuff from authors like William Gibson and Neal Stephenson.

You will be missed.

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