What's most important to me is that Neuromancer
is about the present. It's not really about an imagined
future. It's a way of trying to come to terms with the
awe and terror inspired in me by the world in which we
live. I'm anxious to know what they'll make of it in
Japan.When you read Neuromancer the impression is very complicated, but it's all actually one molecule thick.
Some of it is still pretty much of a mystery to me.
You know, the United States is never mentioned in
the book. And there's some question as to whether
the US exists as a political entity or if, in fact,
it's been balkanized in some weird way.
I DON'T EVEN HAVE A MODEM...
Author William Gibson on non-functioning
American democracy, the importance of
giving computers to the poor, and the
elitist appeal of the Internet.
By Dan Josefsson http://www.josefsson.net/gibson/index.html