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Weaver is named after scientist and mathematician [[wikipedia:Warren Weaver|Warren Weaver]] and the famous Colombian magical realist author [[wikipedia:Gabriel García Márquez|Gabriel García Márquez]]. The street name and number of her family's farmhouse, 100 Macondo Lane, are references to the town of [[wikipedia:Macondo|Macondo]] in his novel ''[[wikipedia:One Hundred Years of Solitude|One Hundred Years of Solitude]]''.
Her and her sister's names may also be references to the [[wikipedia:Shannon–Weaver model|Shannon–Weaver model]] of communication (itself named after [[wikipedia:Claude Shannon|Claude Shannon]] and [[wikipedia:Warren Weaver|Warren Weaver]]), used in the fields of information theory and telecommunications.
In [[Act I]], Weaver asks Conway, "Which of your parents was it who wouldn't allow you to watch television?", a near-direct quote from the play ''[[wikipedia:Equus (play)|Equus]]''.

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