Dang, man, life is pretty tough for bears in
Finland when their hunting dogs have cell phones.
You know, back in the bad old days, if you wanted to "escape Red China,"
you'd strip naked, brave the sharks and swim to Hong
Kong. Nowadays you embezzle ten million yuan, take a jet from the
Hong Kong airport, and join your Overseas Chinese mistress in
I don't normally plug commercial sites in Schism Matrix, but I think I
could go for one of these "computer error message" geek shirts.
If you're truly geekcore, you'll keep plugging away in that "errorwear"
site till you find the busty babes modeling the T-shirts.
Alternately, you could up your coolness quotient by dressing like a
mercilessly sarcastic *British* geek.
Hey wow, a new "Ladytron" album.
At last, an excuse to truck down to "33 Degrees" records and spend some
actual money on music. How retro of me. How very 1980s.
I was at an SF convention this August and was alarmed that many skiffy
people in the audience had never heard of Wi-fi and 802.11. I know this
subject isn't exactly hot news in blogland, but the rest of you lot need
to get tapped with the cluestick here.
Bruce Sterling writes books like Darwin watched animals. Find out more about him,
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He lives with his wife Nancy and their two daughters in Austin, Texas.