Gibson’s Perception

October 15, 2011

I am finally getting around to reading William Gibson’s “Zero History.”  One of the things I really enjoy in Gibson’s work is his ability to craft stories and make important statements from the detritus of modern life. In this book I was struck by this perceptive observation:

“Some very considerable part of the gestural language of public places, that had once belonged to cigarettes, now belonged to phones.” [p.103]

 


The 99%

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