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Computers in Fiction
fictional computing in the 20th century

short story

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Gibson, William. Burning Chrome


Omni in 1982

Topics: hardware, network
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The word Cyberspace, coined by Gibson, was first used in this story.

I knew every chip in Bobby's simulator by heart; it looked like your workaday Ono-Sendai VII. the "Cyberspace Seven," but I'd rebuilt it so many time that you'd have had a hard time finding a square millimeter of factory circuitry in all that silicon. p 168
network
Towers and fields of it ranged in the colorless nonspace of the simulation matrix, the electronic consensus- hallucination that facilitates the handling and exchange of massive quantities of data. p 170


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