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Distrust That Particular Flavor

By William Gibson

Distrust That Particular Flavor

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Started reading:
4 April 2015
Finished reading:
11 April 2015

Review

If you live online, William Gibson’s fiction is at the very least your wall decoration, and maybe something much more important to your existence. His nonfiction is perhaps less well known. Just the same, he’s been contributing the occasional essay to the likes of Wired since the late 1980s, and Distrust That Particular Flavor covers a wide range of topics, from contemporary Singaporean culture to Steely Dan records. To some extent, though, all these pieces reflect Gibson’s belief that technology is evolving, and not necessarily in the directions we’d prefer it to. (At the close of each piece, Gibson appends his current thoughts on the subject matter; the range is from not quite triumphant to marginally apologetic.) If you have any interest in the future, or what the future used to be, you’ll find much to like here.