Pattern Recognition

Cory Doctorow reviews William Gibson's latest novel.

If Case, the console cowboy of Neuromancer were alive today, he'd deinstall whatever proprietary crapola OS shipped with his Ono-Sendai Cyberspace Deck, find a decent Debian build, and install [Mozilla]. Then, before his first run on the black ice, he'd right-click on its representation and select "Block lethal shocks from this server" from the pop-up menu.