"to live within the tethers of desire is---again & again---to be shocked at how far they have come loose from reason..."
Thursday, March 18, 2010
WILLIAM GIBSON b. MARCH 17 1948
"Give us the fucking code...if you don't, what'll change? what'll ever fucking change? I got no idea at all what'll happen if Wintermute wins, but it'll change something." Neuromancer
as far as i'm concerned, this is one of the greatest climaxes in modern literature. when i read that passage, i was stunned. along w/haruki murakami, gibson presents the 21st century's ethical impasse w/humor, clarity, & precision. too bad the solutions aren't as funny or clear.