Death in cyberspace
In Idoru, Gibson has Laney think about the dead woman’s personal data in this very poetic passage: “In the week following Alison Shires’ death, Laney had used Out of Control’s DatAmerica account to re-access the site of her personal data. The nodal point was gone, and a certain subtle reduction had taken place. Not a shrinkage so much as a tidying, a folding in. But the...
Imagine a man in a ditch The wheels of his car still spinning I don’t mean he despairs I mean, if he does not He sees in the manner of poetry Steve Tomasula after G Oppen
Not far from this very bluff where I am now is the beach where I once told a woman about talking to myself; actually I can almost see the very place, right down there. Now, just for a while, we’re going to pretend that I’m talking to myself again, like I used to. Now, just for a while, we’re going to pretend - don’t take this personally - that you’re not here at all. Most of the best things I’ve...
black desert of the electronic night