Quote Originally Posted by Ari Meermans View Post
I'm more than a little impressed by the fact that the novel holds up so well twenty-five years after publication. Communications are via a system very like Usenet (threaded, with a central hub) in the novel, and yet the novel addresses many of our concerns today regarding internet "ownership" and current concerns over the future of AI and the Singularity. Almost prescient.
Vinge really was prescient, or possibly, was a direct influence on 'net cultures. Look for his novella True Names.