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Posted by Aron S-T on 2001/04/23 10:55:17 GMT-4

I'm not sure this really qualifies as "pop" culture, but Abbot's Flatland comes as close as anything to an underground classic (bad pun I know!). It's right to the point (stop me please!) that in this new book by Ian Stewart refers to the original A. Square manuscript as a samizdat document.:http://www.nytimes.com/2001/04/21/arts/21SHEL.html

There is another pop culture connection. Rudy Rucker, one of the original cyberpunkers, wrote yet another Flatland sequel: Geometry, Relativity and the Fourth Dimension (Dover, 1977). He no doubt wrote it while he was totally stoned. For more on Rucker see:

http://www.mathcs.sjsu.edu/faculty/rucker/

and

http://www.salon.com/tech/books/1999/06/30/rucker_review/

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