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I loved Snow Crash ( https://www.amazon.com/Snow-Crash-Neal-Stephenson/dp/1491515... ) too.

Something I find interesting is that the instructions described in the book, the Sumerian 'Me', actually existed. They were instructions on how to do fundamental things, managed by the priests and which the Sumerians believed came from their gods and goddesses. The concept of neurolinguistic programming by the Sumerians is a nice fiction, or at least there's never been any evidence of it.

A good book on it is Sumerians: Their History, Culture, and Character, by Samuel Noah Kramer. https://www.amazon.com/Sumerians-History-Culture-Character-P...

An online version can be found at his university: https://oi.uchicago.edu/sites/oi.uchicago.edu/files/uploads/...

Interesting bits around the Me are around page 116.

Very cool, thanks for sharing.

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