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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo


by Stieg Larsson

Technology and Modernization Quotes in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

How we cite our quotes: Citations follow this format: (Chapter.Paragraph). We used Reg Keeland/a.k.a. Steven T. Murray's English language translation.

Quote #4

[…] he […] put his iBook on the desk in his office. Then he stopped and looked about him with a sheepish expression. […] There was nowhere to plug in the broadband cable. He did not even have a telephone jack to connect an old dial-up modem. (8.84)

Ha ha. Has this ever happened to you? Nothing sadder than a computer without an Internet connection.

Quote #5

In the second week of February, Salander's laptop fell victim to an accident that was so uncalled for she felt an urgent desire to kill someone. (11.102)

This laptop accident is what puts the whole Salander-Bjurman plot in motion. Then again, Bjurman would surely have raped her anyway at some point. That's his plan.

Quote #6

[Salander:] "Where's the lens, you're wondering. That's the great think about it. Wide angle fibre optics. The lens looks like a button and sits hidden in the buckle of the shoulder strap." (14.50)

Salander uses her rucksack with video camera technology to foil Bjurman's plan to take over her life.

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