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:

_Neuromancer_
_Mona Lisa Overdrive_
and
_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.

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


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