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The Girl Who Played With Fire

The Girl Who Played With Fire


by Stieg Larsson

Technology and Modernization Quotes in The Girl Who Played With Fire

How we cite our quotes: Citations follow this format: (Chapter.Paragraph)

Quote #1

[Blomkvist] had come to realize she was a world class hacker, and within an exclusive international community devoted to computer crime at the highest level – and not only to combating it – she was a legend. (1.24)

Technology is a major part of Salander's identity. Like the hackers in Hackers, she seems born to interact with machines.

Quote #2

[Salander] had spent five weeks in a clinic outside Genoa getting the implants that formed the structure of her new breasts. (1.53)

Plastic surgery is always interesting to bring up in terms of technology. And it gives us the excuse to ask how you all feel about plastic surgery in general and Salander's breast augmentation, specifically.

Quote #3

She walked home and sat down at her PowerBook and logged on to the server in Holland, where she started a copy of Asphyxia 1.3. A window opened asking for the name of the hard drive. She had forty different options […] (6.12)

Whoa, does that say forty? This means Salander has control over at least forty computers or computer networks if she chooses to exercise it. Could one of them be yours?

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