Nov 17, 2004

I Think I'm a Geek

So I'm reading William Gibson's Count Zero, sequel to Neuromancer and prequel to Mona Lisa Overdrive, and I just realized a couple of things. In Hackers, the Jonny Lee Miller character went by the handle Zero Cool. The virus in the film is called the Da Vinci virus. (At the risk of sounding obvious, Da Vinci painted the Mona Lisa.) And the corporation's mainframes are called Gibsons. (Yeah, well, that one's a giveaway.) Coincidences? I think not.

On a related note, I would love to see someone make Neuromancer into a film. It's such a spectactular book. But they'd probably ruin it, and audiences would think that it's a ripoff of The Matrix rather than a precursor.

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