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Blogs often label posts with keywords, known as tags. A {{w|tag cloud}} is a way of displaying the tags on a site where the more common tags appear in larger type than less-common ones. It has no relationship to actual water vapor clouds in the sky, but in the comic, the Doctorow character suggests that tag clouds are actually in the air, below the new blogosphere.
 
Blogs often label posts with keywords, known as tags. A {{w|tag cloud}} is a way of displaying the tags on a site where the more common tags appear in larger type than less-common ones. It has no relationship to actual water vapor clouds in the sky, but in the comic, the Doctorow character suggests that tag clouds are actually in the air, below the new blogosphere.
  
At this point we see that Mrs. Roberts is still programming while this fight and discussion takes place. Her son [[Little Bobby Tables]] comes and tells her he is hungry, but she tells him that she does not have time when she is coding, and that he ate yesterday. It seems that he is still a kid, even though it must have been some years since the young Elaine left and grew up. However, she may still be a very young adult, in which case her little brother could still be shorter than his mom (we see in Part 2 that, from age 11, she studied with Donald Knuth for four years, making her 15 when she left. However, it is not clear how long she was away from home after that).
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At this point we see that Mrs. Roberts is still programming while this fight and discussion takes place. Her son [[Little Bobby Tables]] comes and tells her he is hungry, but she tells him that she does not have time when she is coding, and that he ate yesterday. It seems that he is still a kid, even though it must have been some years since the young Elaine left and grew up. However, she may still be a very young adult, in which case her little brother could still be shorter than his mom.
  
 
Stallman gives Elaine a proposal to join {{w|GNU}} as a coder. GNU is supposed to be the pinnacle of open source; an operating system with no restriction, allowing the user to modify and customize anything they want about the computer. Stallman likely wants Elaine for her coding abilities, similar devotion to open source and freeware, and use her reputation as a hacker and open source pioneer to spread the word and further his project. This may also be a reference to the infamous "Free Software Song", [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Free_Software_Song]sung by Stallman in which he exhorts hackers to "join us now and share the software".  But she is not ready yet as she wished to take down the industry of MPAA and RIAA as ''Music doesn't need these assholes.'' In the meantime Cory Doctorow throws the bowler hat guys out and asks them never to "darken our comment threads again".
 
Stallman gives Elaine a proposal to join {{w|GNU}} as a coder. GNU is supposed to be the pinnacle of open source; an operating system with no restriction, allowing the user to modify and customize anything they want about the computer. Stallman likely wants Elaine for her coding abilities, similar devotion to open source and freeware, and use her reputation as a hacker and open source pioneer to spread the word and further his project. This may also be a reference to the infamous "Free Software Song", [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Free_Software_Song]sung by Stallman in which he exhorts hackers to "join us now and share the software".  But she is not ready yet as she wished to take down the industry of MPAA and RIAA as ''Music doesn't need these assholes.'' In the meantime Cory Doctorow throws the bowler hat guys out and asks them never to "darken our comment threads again".

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