Chad Perrin: SOB

6 August 2007

We live in a Gibson novel.

Filed under: Geek — apotheon @ 04:22

William Gibson invented the term “cyberspace”. He wrote Neuromancer, among other excellent novels that helped define the cyberpunk literary genre. Now that bit of background is out of the way, the following is quoted from an IM conversation.

First, Ogre quoted this:

The authenticity of the video, which was first carried on the Web site of terrorism expert Laura Mansfield, could not be independently confirmed but it featured the logo of Al Qaeda’s media production house, as-Sahab.

Then, he said this about it:

I’m not even sure what to say here. War has gotten fucking weird. Avowed terrorist organizations have media production houses. I mean, it’s just so painfully meta. I feel like I’m in an early Gibson novel.

1 Comment

  1. I just realized, one of the computers in the movie Hackers is referred to as a ‘Gibson’. I wonder if that was an intentional hat-tip.

    Comment by Joseph A Nagy Jr — 21 August 2007 @ 11:23

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