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Distrust That Particular Flavor

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  • Posted January 17, 2012

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    a startling revelation of the near past

    I remember reading a lot of these articles in the original context of their time frame. Now, years later, the paint a picture of a society that was so excited about the future of social technology that it ran headlong into a kind of guarded curiosity. Gibson's collected articles and insights here point us at a weirdly optimistic past that was simultaneously mildly frightening.

    On the other hand, it is only one science fiction authors view of the idea of the future, not any actual predictions. Which is some relief.

    Whether you're looking back at your own recent history - as I am - or grew up towards adulthood (you'd only be 22 if you were born the same year as the oldest article in here) and are using this as a little window in a slightly manic 1990s, it's a great collection of information and thoughts on the then presents view of right now.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 14, 2012

    Really good

    Even though it's non-fiction, not his normal modality, you will still find the dense prose, wry humor, and tech smarts we've come to know and love and expect from William Gibson.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted April 17, 2013

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    "Ok thx"

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 23, 2013

    Jaylin

    This is really good. I thought it was very helpful with what kimd of sweets i liked and did not like

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 3, 2012

    If you like Gibson's look on life you should read this.

    Read up on Vannever Bush first.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 22, 2012

    Fractally Yours

    I found these essays as witty as they are perceptive. My favorite is the one about Singapore, which he calls "Disneyland with the Death Penalty." -- catwak

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