Xah's Belles-lettres Blog Archive 2014-03 to 2014-04
As a free man, Andy had been a rockhound, so he asks Red to get him a rock hammer, a tool he uses to shape the rocks he finds in the exercise yard into small sculptures.
Rockhounding = Amateur geology. See Rockhounding
vocabulary: Whopping, looms large
Super Computer. Whopping 16 Mega bytes of RAM.
For these reasons the PDP-10 looms large in early hacker folklore.
rectification of english: whose vs who's
what does whose mean? whose = who's = who has = who is. Depending on context. this is called, function follows form, and is part of the theology of formal language.