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Dr. Orpheus
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Sometimes weird stuff occurs to me. Take for example the first line of Neuromancer by William Gibson:
"The sky above the port was the color of television, tuned to a dead channel." It is, in my opinion, one of the great opening lines of a novel ever. Unfortunately, it's changed meaning completely in the last 20something years since it was written.
back in the early 80's it was something like this:



Now it means something like this:



weird, huh?
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I read the book when I was young enough that it was still option A. ;)

I read it relatively late, but am old enough to have it mean option a in my head. I'm not sure the current freshmen would think of option a. ;)

So it goes from describing a cloudy day to a not-a-cloud-in-the-sky-gee-it's-nice-out day. Heh.

btw- what did you think of Sandinista?

Well, I've only listened to it once or twice since you handed it over, but i would say that there's one great album in there. There's also a bunch of stuff that wasn't that good, i.e. the children's chorus version of Career Opportunities. It does have some great songs on it so I'd say overall, it's good, but not as good as London Calling.

It's interesting how limited and ultimately doomed to anachronism speculative fiction is. I always think about the displays on Star Trek with the flipping analog numbers and how ironic old sci fi shows can be with today's context. The future is unknowable in so many ways, and we never seem to predict the "everyday" changes.

Unknowable...like your ma.

Oh, mikey's ma is knowable all right, and for a low, low price too!

Actually when I lose the History Channel, which happens with somewhat annoying frequency, the screen goes black. Though it could just be my model of digital cable box. So the line could still work.

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