Year 97

1984: Neuromancer

Author: William Gibson

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Canadian author William Gibson singlehandedly invented the cyberpunk genre of literature when he wrote this novel. When I re-read this book in the late 90’s, I was struck by how much Gibson had underestimated the rate at which computing hardware specifications would grow. Case (a character), for example, at one point tries to sell “three megabytes of hot RAM”.

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