I really love William Gibson's work; it's always struck me as something of a guilty pleasure because there are so many 'great' books that I haven't read and I almost feel like if I'm taking the time to read, which I don't' do nearly often enough, I should go out and finally take on Absalom, Absalom, round off my Kundera, or try something by DeLillo. That said I always love getting submerged into the nasty, techy, exciting Gibson universe, and the ideas the he plays with are always so much fun to watch bounce around. In this case, you get the whole world in which information, and so data, is traded like any other commodity, and you get the human-computer symbiosis like we discussed in class. What with ubiqutous computing looming on the horizon (see everyware ), it makes total sense that soon we'll be carrying around our flashdrives in our heads instead of on our keychains. I am interested to see whether society will develop positions like that of Johnny's; weird new jobs stemming from the changes in informational commodities and methods of transaction.
By twosandwichesshort - Posted on 12 February 2007 - 2:21pm.