Monday, June 29, 2009

cyberpunk documentary and the woes of lost data

Yesterday my flash dive stopped working. Of course my novel was backed up, but not much else was. So I spent the day walking in the rain moping (a productive decision, I know). The flash drive is sitting in front of me now, and it strikes me how much like people these little things are when they die. The body's still there, but the soul of the thing has slipped away. That's the way data is. It can be copied endlessly for nothing, but it can also disappear into nothing.

But life goes on. I'll be painting the kitchen soon, but I wanted to post this video before I did. Interviews with Timothy Leary, and William Gibson on Cyberpunk. It's a fun film--I hope you enjoy.

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