Received: by alpheratz.cpm.aca.mmu.ac.uk id SAA27083 (8.6.9/5.3[ref email@example.com] for cpm.aca.mmu.ac.uk from firstname.lastname@example.org); Tue, 17 Jul 2001 18:27:41 +0100 Date: Tue, 17 Jul 2001 17:06:40 +0100 To: email@example.com Subject: Re: Faking It: The Internet Revolution Has Nothing to Do With the Nasdaq Message-ID: <20010717170640.B591@ii01.org> References: <20010717122838.AAA29276@firstname.lastname@example.org> <3B5442D6.5A912725@bioinf.man.ac.uk> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii Content-Disposition: inline User-Agent: Mutt/1.3.15i In-Reply-To: <3B5442D6.5A912725@bioinf.man.ac.uk>; from Christopher.Taylor@man.ac.uk on Tue, Jul 17, 2001 at 02:51:18PM +0100 From: Robin Faichney <email@example.com> Sender: firstname.lastname@example.org Precedence: bulk Reply-To: email@example.com
On Tue, Jul 17, 2001 at 02:51:18PM +0100, Chris Taylor wrote:
> What really pisses me off about the internet (well admittedly this has
> been overtaken by events a bit) is that William Gibson et al. more or
> less decided what we were going to get before it had even happened
> (because people were happy to grab his hand-packed metaphors and
> monikers); so now we'll never know what we would've had.
I'm a bit of a Gibson fan -- I've read all his books at least once,
and the Neuromancer series at least twice. I'd be interested to know
in what ways you think the present Internet shows his influence.
-- "A prime source of meta-memes" -- Inside Information -- http://www.ii01.org/ Robin Faichney
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