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The Diamond Age, or, Young Lady's Illustrated Primer - Hackworth Arrives At Work Summary & Analysis

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Hackworth Arrives At Work Summary

John Percival Hackworth arrives at Design Works, the Bespoke department where engineers are working. He meets with Demetrius Cotton, an experienced engineer who is putting the finishing touches to the design of a power supply specifically constructed for the ongoing project. After fiddling around over the virtual interface of the design pad, Cotton says that he is done and gives Hackworth the rights to the design. Hackworth thanks him, tells the plan to fold itself, and places the result in his pocket.

Hackworth Arrives At Work Analysis

This chapter uses an anecdotal event to present more aspects of nanotechnology. It gives the readers a chance to learn a little more about the neo-Victorians' philosophy of life and their relationship with the virtual world that they constructed. For instance: "Neo-Victorians almost never used mediatrons. Hard art demanded commitment...

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