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The Diamond Age, or, Young Lady's Illustrated Primer - Hackworth Departs from Dr. X's Laboratory Summary & Analysis

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Hackworth Departs from Dr. X's Laboratory Summary

Hackworth recalls that he graduated from a rather simple job in the San Francisco's office of Bespoke to a higher position in Atlantis/Shanghai. This graduation happened after his invention of the digitally created bamboo chopsticks displaying Chinese ads. Though his position in the company is now fair, he still desires something better for his daughter Fiona. The only way she can do better than him in life is by having a more powerful personality. Lord Finkle-McGraw had told Hackworth that he wanted his granddaughter to be raised with enough subversive culture to stand above the rest of the fray. This subversion, as he sees it, is one of the keys to a better position in the neo Victorian society. The Lord had even sent him a copy of a Coleridge poem, The...

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