Archive: February 3rd, 2003
A new book by William Gibson is always a cause for celebration. I’ll grab myself a copy as soon as I’m done with Cryptonomicon.
It’ll have to be pretty good to compete with Cory Doctorow’s Down And Out In The Magic Kingdom, which I can highly recommend.
Do yourself a favour and download a copy. Reading cyberpunk on a laptop really adds to the atmposphere.
London kills me
Jessica is very kindly treating me to a day of music in London.
We’re going to hear a few different performances ranging from the dodgy-sounding “Lost music of the Gaels” to the great Howard Shore score for “The Lord Of The Rings”.
This will all be happening next Sunday. Hopefully by then the tube will be back to normal and we won’t experience anything quite like Robyn’s recent odyssey:
“No one in my carriage batted an eyelid until there was another crack, our train jolted forward a couple of inches and our driver announced, “I’m sorry, ladies and gentlemen, but we appear to have argh-“, at which point I surmised that Cthulhu himself was upon us and set about making a mental inventory of my achievements and piecing together the snatches of Catholic doctrine I could remember from my childhood.”