This section provides a short description of all the major objects in the book. This can be printed out as a study guide for students, used as a "key" for leading a class discussion, or you can jump to the quiz/homework section to find worksheets that incorporate these descriptions into a variety of question formats.
The Metaverse - A three-dimensional virtual world developed by hackers and exploited by industry.
U-Store-It - The name of the high class unit Hiro and his roommate Vitaly occupy in Inglewood, CA.
Burbclaves - A slang term for a gated community.
Snow Crash - This is a computer virus which is represented by a bitmap, that when transmitted into the optic nerve of a hacker, will cause brain and computer interruption. It is also a drug.
Rat Things - These are cybernetic security systems that are part animal and part machine...
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