Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Vic Sussman died about a year ago

I found this nice blog post this morning while Googling "Vic Sussman" Internet newspaper.

In one of the sequels to Neuromancer, a character named The Finn is transformed after death into something resembling an Information Hydrant: a squat silver cylinder set in the corner of a dark alley of the Sprawl. Inside the hydrant is all of The Finn's vast knowledge. That is the feeling I get when I type "Vic Sussman" into Google.

2 Comments:

Blogger Kate said...

RIP Vic.

Peace to you too, Noah. ♥

Thursday, November 10, 2005 3:59:00 PM  
Blogger Kate said...

BTW: I wonder if that character is related in some collective-unconscious-type way to Fionn Mac Cumhaill and the salmon of knowledge in Irish myth, and/or Taliesin and Cerridwen's caldron in Welsh myth?

Thursday, November 10, 2005 4:05:00 PM  

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