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iLost: A Tale for our Time


Liu, Timothy Samuel (2018) iLost: A Tale for our Time. Other, California Institute of Technology. doi:10.7907/86ed-5633.


[Introduction] "There are seven billion transistors on a single computer chip - as many transistors as there are people on earth. And unlike people, every one of them works." I laughed at my professor's remark. He was genuinely a great lecturer, and watching him perform and articulate about the little miracle in his hand as he waved his phone around didn't feel like a lecture. After class ended, I filed out with the rest of the class and marched up the stairs, from the basement lecture hall, and back to the realm where the sun shone. The sun, and cell signal. Pausing briefly, I milled around by the door and flipped through my texts. Around me, two other students did the same.

Item Type:Thesis (Other)
Subject Keywords:Mary A. Earl McKinney Prize in Literature - Fiction
Degree Grantor:California Institute of Technology
Division:Engineering and Applied Science
Major Option:Electrical Engineering
Awards:Mary A. Earl McKinney Prize in Prose Fiction, 2018. Frederic W. Hinrichs, Jr., Memorial Award, 2018. Donald S. Clark Memorial Award, 2017.
Thesis Availability:Restricted to Caltech community only
Research Advisor(s):
  • Unknown, Unknown
Group:Mary A. Earl McKinney Prize in Literature - Fiction, Hixon Writing Center
Thesis Committee:
  • None, None
Defense Date:26 March 2018
Record Number:CaltechTHESIS:07102018-141748527
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Default Usage Policy:No commercial reproduction, distribution, display or performance rights in this work are provided.
ID Code:11111
Deposited By: Leslie Rico
Deposited On:12 Jul 2018 20:46
Last Modified:23 Jan 2019 17:15

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