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Week 46

09.16.02

http://www.geocities.com/lumivirtuale/
lumi27/fp27e.htm

You know, it probably takes a Romanian literary critic to point out that family life in cyberpunk novels is awfully complicated.

 

09.17.02

Boy, times are tough when even wimpy leftist human-rights nonviolent peaceniks start coming across like they are engaged in information-warfare to the death.

http://secdocs.net/manual/lp-sec/

 

09.18.02

The "Design Within Reach" paper catalog arrived today. Every time it shows up I cogitate at length over the lamps and chairs and buy nothing.

http://www.dwr.com

Got an Aeron though. A nice green one.

http://www.hermanmiller.com/CDA/product/
0,1469,c201-pss1-p8,00.html

And I want one of those Go chairs, bad. To me the Lovegrove Go epitomizes the Clinton Golden Age, that shiny, blissful, pre-Market Capitulation look. I sat in a Go Chair once. They're a lot cozier than they look.

http://www.gopatio.com/issue0107/
take_a_seat.html

 

09.19.02

Spammers are evil, and viruses are worse, but imagine spammers spewing viruses.

http://www.theregister.co.uk/content/56/
26906.html

As James Boyle of Duke University recently quipped, "We need to start by amalgamating these into a single service — 'Let your Viagra enhanced senses thrill to the feel of exotic oils, as our replacement cartridges spray you with a fine mist of Sapphic lubricant, while our carefully chosen portfolio of Nigerian oil stocks makes sure that 'inflation' occurs only when you want it…'" James Boyle is a remarkably funny guy, given that he's an intellectual-property law expert.

http://www.james-boyle.com/

 

09.20.02

Holy macaroni, I just hit the Teutonic radioactive elephant-graveyard of all possible net.art.

http://www.netzwissenschaft.de/kuenst.htm

And this… why, this is the scariest roll-call of virtual intelligentsia I ever saw.

http://www.netzwissenschaft.de/wiss.htm

And these characters… wait a minute, I know almost every one these people! Hold me, I'm shivering…

http://www.netzwissenschaft.de/publ.htm

 


Bruce Sterling writes books like Darwin watched animals. Find out more about him, and read tattered electronic copies of Cheap Truth, at the Bruce Sterling Online Index. He lives with his wife Nancy and their two daughters in Austin, Texas.

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