Note — Aug 18, 2019

William Gibson: One Tough Zeitgeist

I’m sure there will be a time when I don’t link William Gibson interviews. Today is not that day. At Locus magazine, on the upcoming Agency and the mechanics of stubs and time travelling.

It’s like any knowledge is unevenly distributed now. You can have these complete otakus in some arcane field of collecting who live in a tiny town in Nebraska, and maybe have never left it, but they still wind up being the world amateur authority on some particular thing. […]

It’s sort of a prequel at the same time that it’s a sequel. The people from 2017 have two futures to contend with, so they can see the steps between the two.