The Null Device

Like horn rimmed glasses, but it's a kind of jacket?

Twitter account of the moment: Authentic Wm. Gibson, which features “synopses for William Gibson novels that are definitely 100% real, but only in a timeline with greater authenticity than this one”:
Aberdonian widower's annual indulgence (London train, bespoke fitting, a man's careful att'n to his body) spoilt by Savile Row's move to UAE
Whale oil based lubricant favored by Nipponese sensualist cult doped w/ spores of mycotoxin secreting fungus by radical evangelical Koreans.
Pigeons wearing anklets w/16kb of homemade mem & a low power LED flasher random walk the nodes of an underground network in occupied Tehran.
Unclassifiable mega-storm decimates swaths of Boston-Atlanta Metro. Axis. NJ residents vote by fax. World transfixed by S. Korean pop video.
It seems to capture the peculiar obsessions of William Gibson, the gonzo near-future geopolitics and micro-specific fashions and obsessions, quite appositely.

There are 2 comments on "Like horn rimmed glasses, but it's a kind of jacket?":

Posted by: Greg Thu Nov 15 11:56:00 2012

Didn't that last one just happen?

Posted by: acb Thu Nov 15 14:59:00 2012

I think that's the point: that we live in a world that's increasingly Gibsonian. (Though the Gibsonicity is not evenly distributed, of course.)

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