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The Diamond Age, or, Young Lady's Illustrated Primer - Hackworth in the Hong of Dr. X Summary & Analysis

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Hackworth in the Hong of Dr. X Summary

Hackworth enters the Flea Circus, which is another name for the office of Dr. X, a professional counterfeiter whose real name is too complicated to be pronounced by Westerners. The doctor uses a tiny scalpel to tear out a part of the flesh on the engineer's palm. He then starts foraging though the sample and finds mites of different types. Hackworth indicates to Dr. X that the mite he should be looking for looks like a wild cocklebur. He also says that the artificial container hold one terabyte of data, adding that it will self-destroy in six hours.

Hackworth in the Hong of Dr. X Analysis

In this chapter, Hackworth plays the Sorcerer's Apprentice himself, albeit with a twist. However, his situation is more complex than Nell's challenge, as he is...

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