ntang (ntang) wrote,

Someone gets it

"No," Randy answers. Being a nerd, he answers such questions badly, succinctly, and truthfully. He knows that Goto essentially does not care whether Randy has jet lag or not. He is vaguely conscious that Avi, if he were here, would use Goto's question as it was intended - as an opening for cheery social banter. Until he reached thirty, Randy felt bad about the fact that he was socially deft. Now he doesn't give a damn. Pretty soon he'll probably start being proud of it. In the meantime, just for the sake of the common enterprise, he tries his best.

-- Cryptonomicon, Neal Stephenson

I love his books. Neal Stephenson is awesome.
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