William Gibson’s cyberpunk stories show why Apple is getting rid of cords.


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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