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The Diamond Age, or, Young Lady's Illustrated Primer - Particulars of Nell's Domestic Situation Summary & Analysis

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Particulars of Nell's Domestic Situation Summary

Whenever Nell needs a new piece of clothing, her mother Tequila simply orders the matter compiler to synthesize it. However, Nell had never seen a piece of real clothing and does not know the difference between the two. One day, her brother Harv finds a small piece of real cloth by the sea; he hides it and brings it home. Harv and Nell are then able to examine this strange object by dissecting it thread by thread using toothpicks. They both conclude that it must be something constructed by mites, since the fabric is obviously too complicated to be human-made.

Particulars of Nell's Domestic Situation Analysis

The chapter explores the consequences of the "magical" possibilities of the matter compiler. It also underlines the differences between the generated objects and the real ones. Nell belongs to...

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