William Gibson’s cyberpunk stories show why Apple is getting rid of cords.
In works like William Gibson’s “Neuromancer” cords were cyber’s punk counterpoint: The knowledge that we still had to plug in assured us that we could always unplug if things got weird. A cord was punk because it was crummy — because it inevitably fell out, frayed, or failed — and because it was punk it held out a distant possibility of resistance.
September 11, 2016 at 09:22AM
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