Review: Islands In The Net
Good book with some minor stumbles (this is 1988 Bruce Sterling). He managed to piece together a worldview that makes a lot of sense 20 years later. The private sector bypassing the public was fun. Especially liked the focus on micropowers and their muddled role in a globalized world.
Oh, and Colonel Jonathan Gresham and his seminal book The Lawrence Doctrine and Postindustrial Insurgency is close to all of our hearts, whether we know it or not.
I’ve been trying to go back and and catch up on cyberpunk.Working through Stephenson’s Snow Crash and Sterling’s Distraction tomorrow. Suggestions are always welcome.
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