Wednesday, 29 June 2005
William Gibson: God's Little Toys (Wired). Thought-provoking stuff from the nominal father of cyberspace, especially in light of the recent Supreme Court ruling on peer-to-peer software technologies. It's interesting that he talks about the 'peculiar juncture' we are at with regard to the old, static, obect-based world and the new, dynamic, process-based world. The comment resonates with me at all sorts of levels - technology and business models - pointing to a profound virtualisation of key aspects of humanity from copyright of ideas to de-sensitising violence.