Thursday, 29 October 2009
Sunday, 25 October 2009
The internet as a ghost place, if it had not come to being as a commercial entity.
In a cyberpunk world, a wireless network with adapters for communicating with nearby machines. An IP network of analog-fashioned computers built for laboratories, now sold in flea markets by immigrants. In a world where cyberspace is understood only by geeks surrounded by broken network adaptors and books about programming languages that were long since abandonded.
To use assembly in order to ping a pinball machine arcade at the edge of your city was a high to them. Their rooms lit only by the fan LEDs, network adaptors flickering lights and CRT screens , depicting a totally black screen overflowing with console commands in hex.
Smoking profusely even when they got sick of it. Thanks to their artificial lungs no harm done.
Photo from here