Framing the Dialogue

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Neuromancer

Neuromancer by William Gibson is described in the Amazon page; “Neuromancer was the first fully-realized glimpse of humankind’s digital future—a shocking vision that has challenged our assumptions about technology and ourselves, reinvented the way we speak and think, and forever altered the landscape of our imaginations.”  I read this as part of my desire to read more classic novels.  Having read this, I still have a hard time writing about what the book was about.  That’s why I relied on Amazon’s description.  I even had a difficult time pulling quotes from the book for my review.

Throwing Rocks at the Google Bus

I thought this would be a book criticizing Google and its many sinister practices of gathering, albeit legally since we all “accept” the Terms and Conditions, of our personal information for profit.  Just this morning I had to re-sign in to my Google email account and the only way Google would allow my emails to download was to agree the allow Google peer at my PC.  I’ll need to find a new account at some point.  The book was not really about Google per se, but about American companies in general; the author gets way deep into specifics.  The subtitle is; “How Growth Became the Enemy of Prosperity”.