14.0163 cyberspace

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                   Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 14, No. 163.
           Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London

       [1] From: Arun-Kumar Tripathi <tripathi@statistik.uni- (4)
             Subject: metaphors of Cyberspace

       [2] From: Arun-Kumar Tripathi <tripathi@statistik.uni- (17)
             Subject: Gibson on "I don't even have a modem" to hear..

             Date: Fri, 11 Aug 2000 07:23:14 +0100
             From: Arun-Kumar Tripathi <tripathi@statistik.uni-dortmund.de>
             Subject: metaphors of Cyberspace

    Dear Dr. Willard McCarty,

    Hi --the "Voices from Cyberspace" is available at

    Arun KT

             Date: Fri, 11 Aug 2000 07:24:10 +0100
             From: Arun-Kumar Tripathi <tripathi@statistik.uni-dortmund.de>
             Subject: Gibson on "I don't even have a modem" to hear..

    Dear Humanists,

    On November 23, 1994 William Gibson visited Stockholm, Sweden to promote
    his new book "Virtual Light" and there he was being interviewed..Author
    William Gibson on non-functioning American democracy, the importance of
    giving computers to the poor, and the elitist appeal of the Internet -When
    he was asked about..What is Cyberspace? --He replied"..Cyberspace is a
    metaphor that allows us to grasp this place where since about the time of
    the second world war we have increasingly done so many of the things that
    we think of as civilization.." And, When he was asked about..The Internet
    is one way to communicate with lots of people without using the body, you
    just use your mind. Is cyberspace a better place to be than this physical
    world?..He said, "..Well, I don't think so. There is a tendency in our
    culture, in a broader sense the western civilization, to reject the body
    in favour of an idea of the spirit or the soul.."

    The Interview is available for readers to enjoy! at

    Kind Regards
    Arun Tripathi

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