Lines from Spook Country, Gibson
Lines I enjoyed from Gibson’s Spook Country
P63 “Artists or the Military. That’s something that tends to happen with new technologies generally: the most interesting applications turn up on the battlefield or in a gallery.”
P81 “…passed a brobdingnagian futon….” from dictionary.com, Brobdingnagian is from Brobdingnag, a country of giants in Swift’s Gulliver’s Travels.
P102 “Tulpa…. a projected thought form from Tibetan mysticism.” I read this right after Wheel of Darkness, Preston and Child, where these played a central role.
P117 “Organized religion he saw, back in the day had been purely a signal to noise proposition. The time lag enforced by tech-lack imposed a nea- disasterous ratio, the noise of heresy constantly threatened to overwhelm the signal.” See here. Free Spirit was a real group….
P160 “The holding of knowledge in dignified privacy helps ensure desired results” Guerreros…Elluggua…?
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