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Comment: Re:The Future of the Past (Score 1) 334 334

Gibson himself is well aware of how science fiction becomes dated. He even wrote a short story partly based on that concept ("The Gernsback Continuum") in which the main character suffers from visions of the 1950s "future that never was." Personally, I don't see it as a problem. As long as the world of the story is logical and self-consistent, does it matter whether it matches up exactly with reality? And as other posters have noted, Gibson's work is less about the technology itself than the technology's effect on society. And his views on that, I think, are still quite relevant.

Comment: Walking? (Score 3, Funny) 91 91

Walking around neighborhoods? More like driving around in vans with obnoxious loudspeakers. The campaign posters are funny, too. It's obvious that they're heavily regulated as to content and layout. Candidate name, picture, office desired, party name, brief generic slogan. It's like the elections are designed to be boring. I'm almost glad I can't vote...

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