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May 8, 2012

Gothic High-Tech

In Gothic High-Tech, you’re Steve Jobs. You’ve built an iPhone
which is a brilliant technical innovation, but you also had to sneak off to Tennessee to get a liver transplant because you’re dying of something secret and horrible. And you’re a captain of American industry. You’re not some General Motors kinda guy. On the contrary, you’re a guy who’s got both hands on the steering wheel of a functional car. But you’re still Gothic High-Tech because death is waiting. -- Bruce Sterling via FarmVille: a Gothic fantasia

Posted by gerardvanderleun at May 8, 2012 3:59 PM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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The I-Phone wasn't any sort of brilliant innovation, it was a duplicate of existing technology made "cool" by an Apple badge and sold to hipsters. He mainstreamed the tech, but it wasn't new.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at May 8, 2012 8:56 PM

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