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December 05, 2014

William Gibson on cyberpunk, cyberspace, and Hollywood

"When I wrote Neuromancer, the only personal computer I'd seen was the American version of a Sinclair ZX, hooked to a thrift shop television set that an eccentric friend of mine had in the 70s. He was painstakingly trying to program it to do a really simple task using this cheap deckle keyboard that looked like a low-grade cable box. It was a leap of faith to see them as they are in Neuromancer, as these sexy and powerful beasts."

Posted by Ghost of a flea at December 5, 2014 06:06 PM