Re: Paperless, but getting off topic

Subject: Re: Paperless, but getting off topic
From: Tammy Hale <tammyh -at- FGM -dot- COM>
Date: Sat, 4 Feb 1995 01:48:04 -0500

In case anyone cares, William Gibson introduced his idea of cyberspace in
the following trilogy:

_Mona Lisa Overdrive_
_Count Zero_.

He then wrote an "SF" book called _The Difference Engine_ which takes place
in the Victorian era . I'm not sure what he's written since then.

I know this isn't an SF list, but the thing I found fascinating about his
trilogy was the concept of the "sims" (VR entertainment) doing what drugs
and TV do for us today. I don't recall any of Gibson's characters ever
reading anything.

I'm afraid that the death of paper might mean the death of reading and
hence the end of an informed public.

tammyh -dot- -at- fgm -dot- com

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