Monday, December 9, 2019

"He enjoys wearing the future, but fears full cosplay."

From a very long new profile of William Gibson in the New Yorker:

He spent time on eBay—the first Web site that felt to him like a real place, perhaps because it was full of other people and their junk. Through eBay, he discovered an online watch forum, and, through the forum, he developed some expertise in military watches. He learned of a warehouse in Egypt from which it was possible to procure extinct Omega components; he sourced, for the forum membership, a particular kind of watch strap, the G10, which had originally been manufactured in the nineteen-seventies and had since become obscure.
It's a reminder that Agency comes out next month. Count Zero is currently $1.99.