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The Book Headcrash is a 343-pg book by Bruce Bethke It takes place in the year 2005 The world has become a world controlled by computers and large multi-billion dollar companies Our lead character Jack Burroughs has an adventure in Cyberspace on the Internet In order to understand the plot one must understand the technology of the time While most people today have a dial up TCPIP connection to the Internet running at speeds up to 56Kbs the Internet connections at that time where immensely greater then what we have today In the year 2005 one is able to strap on a Virtual Reality suite and actually browse the Internet in real time meaning a super fast connection to the Internet Now where does Jack Burroughs fit into all of this Well quite frankly he doesnt really have much to do with it except that Jack is an employee of MIS a branch of an immensely large company His branch of the company provides hardware software data and network support to all the other subsidiaries The way that the internet and Virtual Reality relates is the fact that Jack spends a lot time in his mothers basement playing around with his VR headset and other various accessories in a virtual multi user dimensional VirtualBar called Heaven He masquerades around under the alias MAXKOOL with his friend Gunner or Joe LeMat The plot of the story really starts to develop when MAXKOOL is offered a hacking job by an amorous woman named Amber He is offered 1 million dollars for the job Having lost his job with MIS just recently oh ya I forgot to mention that Oh well now you know he accepts it Jack and Joe decide to work together on this one They take the 10000 in money to rent a room in an office Being a very complicated job Amber sends Jack some new experimental interface to help him With all
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