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Life imitates Gibson

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This is a small item, but perhaps interesting anyway.
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William Gibson is famous enough by now that everybody knows he coined the term “cyberspace,” and some have even thought about the evolution of software and GUIs enough to realize what an influence the man’s writing has had on the very design of our computing and Net landscape. These would be remarkable accomplishments regardless of the critical value of his fiction - which, by the way, is inestimable.

All of which is to set up this neat little item, which finds his fiction shaping the fashion world a little bit. How very cool, and how instructive when he talks about how the jacket came to feel like a character. If you've read Pattern Recognition, that comment probably makes perfect sense to you.

Gibson is arguably the most important writer of the last 25 years, and he gets even more interesting as he evolves away from the landmark cyberpunk moment that established his reputation. Fashion-forward, indeed....

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  • i'm in the proccess of reading it
  • nice jacket...

    Nice Jacket - but a little pricey for me!

    I prefer to make MY own fashion though, just like Cayce... rather than follow even my favourite writers lead!

    Having said that - there does seem to be a cyberpunk style doesn't there?!!?
    • Re: nice jacket...

      But it's hard to keep up - I mean, even mirrorshades have gone out of style.
      • Re: nice jacket...

        I still wear mine.. all the time for driving, but cheap £3 ones from the market.. otherwise I always sit on them on something ..why is it that the expensive ones always get more easily damaged? Is it some sort of nano technology that causes it - maybe a brainwave altered with wearing "must be careless with expensive shades" mantra. Ooh conspiracy at Oakley!

        Mirrored Goggles - or Paintball mask that's gotta be the way forward. I quite like the idea of wearing lightweight armour plated clothes for everday. But i usually end up in Jeans and a T-shirt like the rest of us
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