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Can’t complain too much about ruld free ebook. Quotes from When Sysadmins Ru They communicated with each other via Usenet and IRC. Want to Read saving…. It is a short story originally located in the book Overclocked: About Feedbooks Feedbooks is an ebook retailer, designed with mobile reading in mind. This little story was completely awesome- details the fall of human kind and how an intellectual society might try to revive cultural humanity. He has a steady job with a wife and a kid.

Jun 01, Mawdawgie rated it it was ok. Good little post-apocalyptic short story. Notify me of new comments via email. When things fall apart, they cobble the remaining pieces together, create some kind of order, and keep things running.

Qhen it gives me a renewed confidence in my work to know that someone of your caliber is interested. The excess air pressure kept the bug that was killing everyone out.

When Sysadmins Ruled the Earth (Overclocked #2) by Cory Doctorow

There was one thing that really stuck out to me right at the end, though. The only on This was a quick one night read. Here’s a brief excerpt; for context, you need to know that sysadmins Felix and Van have left their data center to see what’s left of their city:. The only ones left or so we think throughout is separate groups of System Admins gathered around the world. Feb 14, Babak Fakhamzadeh rated it really liked it Shelves: If you’d like to discover new writers, and you’re Aug 24, Richard Magahiz rated it it doctogow ok Shelves: Try the Learning VM.


Do you have a favorite sysadmin sci-fi story? Felix could just walk out into the bleakness, wandering ruked the ruined city and its dead citizens until he died of starvation and thirst. I listened to this out of curiosity when I saw someone in the tech community recommend it as supplemental reading for Ops people. Nice one, I liked it a earrh Published on 7 February by.

Right up until January 14th, When I whenn still in school, I remember Adrian telling me about earfh story he read where some sort of global Armageddon-level catastrophe happened, and the only survivors were wheb System Administrators who happened to be in their hermetically sealed, climate controlled, battery backed-up data centers. Here’s a brief excerpt; for context, you need to know that sysadmins Felix and Van have left their data center to see what’s left of their city: If nuclear war broke out, all around the world there would be groups of network engineers, safe and sound keeping the Internet running!

There isn’t much action and the character scenes felt like they were done by the numbers, not truly felt. Didn’t understand some geek terminology but enjoyed it anyway! Language French German Italian Spanish.

Become a fan on Facebook. We’ll share your contribution here on the blog. Their first concern will be to do what they do best: Doctorow’s work it can be found in many different formats http: When multiple terrorist acts bring the world to its knees, the future of mankind rests in the hands of a few, mostly overweight, data center geeks.


Such a great story! With his wife and newborn son gone, Felix is one of the surviving tech geeks responsible for maintaining the Internet—now a vital resource in the post-apocalyptic scenario—though it tasks their survival instincts when supplies starts to run low.

I am those geeks. Jul 25, Laura rated it really liked it. Spend enough time isolated in there, and I bet you every sysadmin will start to daydream about how something catastrophic could happen outside and he wouldn’t even know. That said, it’s one of my favorites of his although none of the rest come close to Printcrime: Fiction Science Fiction Short Stories.

When Sysadmins Ruled the Earth

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Rosa shook her head. I think that the thing that bothers me most about this story is how plausible it all is.

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