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William Gibson

(b. 1948– )

US-Canadian cyberpunk novelist

“My first impulse, when presented with any spanking-new piece of computer hardware, is to imagine how it will look in 10 years’ time, gathering dust under a card table in a thrift shop.”

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source: “My Obsession,” in Distrust that Particular Flavor (New York: Penguin, 2012).

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via: Dwight Garner's book review

“I wish Manhattan condo towers could be required to have street frontage consisting of capsule micro-shops. The affordable retail slots would guarantee the rich folks upstairs interesting things to buy, interesting services, interesting food and drink, and constant market-driven turnover of same, while keeping the streetscape vital and allowing the city to do so many of the things cities do best.”

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