Burning Chrome was a very interesting story. To see how William Gibson imagined Cyberspace in 1982 was quite interesting. It was also where the term cyberspace was first used. This short story is one of the founding myths of the cyberpunk genre and it explored the world of hacking in a way that was relatively easy to follow, where he would described the characters Bobby Quine and Automatic Jack as “computer cowboys”. Describing it this way made it seem a lot more interesting then the reality of hacking, which can be hard to translate into a plot entertainingly.
September 5, 2014