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An interview with William Gibson (by Dan Josefsson)

An interview with William Gibson (by Dan Josefsson)

Great interview with William Gibson from 1994, where he gives his early take on the Internet.

Here’s a quote, regarding the use of computers in the ghetto:

No, they have no access to computers. I was watching CNN during the riots of Los Angeles a couple of years ago and they were showing video footage of a mob looting a Radio Shack. Running out of the Radio Shack was hi-fis, video cameras and everything they could pick up. But the Radio Shack was right next to a Macintosh dealership which had powerbooks in the window. And it was untouched. So here these incredible valuable portable very, very powerful computers was sitting untouched behind an unbroken shop-window while the poor people steal Sony Walkmans. I felt that was so sad, and so indicative of our real problem.

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