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Concepts
Story
Anecdotes

Serial Experiments Lain is my very first exposure to anime, and has some sentimental value. I watch it at least twice a year.

See the related links section at the bottom of this page for some bookmarks that go with Serial Experiments Lain.

Concepts

Iwakura Lain
The main character of the story.
The Wired
The Internet.

Story

One day, a girl in Lain's middle school class commits suicide, but manages to send Lain an email about the Wired afterward. Lain starts to get into computers a bit more, and finds that she has some unusual power/influence in the Wired.

Anecdotes

One of the things that I love about this series is its tech. The user interface for the computers in the series is (probably deliberately) vague, but it has elements of the NeXTStep feel to it. I usually finish the series wanting to use the WindowMaker window manager on my laptop.

I have a photo album for Serial Experiments Lain that tries to capture some of the neat parts of this series, including some Real Lisp Code! That alone endears the series to me. It seems that the MIT Anime Club has picked up on this. too!


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