During my drift into the digital world, and throwing away physical goods like papers and books, I try to collect the electronically accessible versions of such documents. Here we have an more or less unsorted list.
Research / FAQ’s / Zines / etc.
- The essential: The Hacker Crackdown by Bruce Sterling; by then (early 90ies) already under sort of CC license
- Study Guide for William Gibson
- The Blade Runner FAQ (different location but same, slightly enhanced content)
- Archive of Cheap Truth by Bruce Sterling
- A classic in the original version: A Rape in Cyberspace by Julian Dibbell
- No excerpt found, but a link directing to the authors page: Ada: The Enchantress of Numbers by Betty Toole; Is Ada the reason why the naming of programing languages starts with A, the there was Basic and C and Delphi and so on?
- Approaching Zero – The Extraordinary Underworld of Hackers, Phreakers, Virus Writers, and Keyboard Criminals by Paul Mungo & Bryan Glough
- Auf Deutsch: Die Dekonstruktion der utopischen Gegenwart – William Gibsons Cybertopien
- Marshall McLuhan Meets William Gibson in “Cyberspace” – A CMC Magazine feature of September 1995
Within the list of linked papers some of the core sites (there from the beginning) are hidden. For me these are:
- WELL – Whole Earth ‘Lectronic Link; launched in – take a seat – 1985!
- EFF – Electronic Frontier Foundation
- Boing Boing
Stories / Short stories
- The essential: Bruce Sterling’s Canon of Cyberpunk literature and related Magazines and Secondary literature (and yes, I owned most of this)
- Now a interesting one: Agrippa by William Gibson (again different location as user kendall does not host his stuff at suburbia.net; but where?)
- A Bit About Bio Works (Part I, Part II) by Tranquility
- Short story server: The Tea Bowl