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Subject:Re: Internet Brain Plug From:Heli Roosild <HeliR -at- MSMAILHQ -dot- NETIMAGE -dot- COM> Date:Thu, 2 Feb 1995 11:11:00 PST
Actually, I think I remember first seeing this idea in one of Larry Niven's
Known Space stories, many, many, many years ago.
To: Multiple recipients of list TECHWR-L
Subject: Re: Internet Brain Plug
Date: Thursday, February 02, 1995 9:44AM
Paul (paul -dot- strandlund -at- sasktel -dot- sk -dot- ca) writes:
> Vince Putman <PUTMV -at- MAIL -dot- SYNTRON -dot- COM> writes:
> WoW, such a deal. <Ed -dot- Hoornaert -at- VENTANA -dot- COM> writes:
> (snip) "plugging the internet directly into your brain"!
> I just wanted to say that this is not a new idea. The name of the author
> escapes me at the moment but... a 2 book series was written... about a
> called Hyperion.
I'm not familiar with these books, but I thought the idea came from William
Gibson, who coined the word "cyberpunk," and wrote _Mona Lisa Overdrive_ and
other sci fi novels (of course, I can't remember the titles, but will look
up if people are interested)...
Karla McMaster, technical writer
CTI PET Systems, Inc., Knoxville, TN
mcmaster -at- cti-pet -dot- com