william michael biesele

years ago, i was an angry young man
i'd pretend that i was a billboard
standing tall, at the side of the road
i fell in love with a beautiful highway

Sci-Fi author William Gibson,
who coined the word "cyberspace,"
says the World Wide Web "offers
us the opportunity to waste time,
to wander aimlessly, to daydream
about the countless other lives,
the other people, on the far sides
of however many monitors in that
postgeographical meta-country we
increasingly call home."  Gibson
describes the Web as "a
procrastinator's dream," which
offers the added advantage that
"people who see you doing it might
even imagine you're working." 
(New York Times Magazine 7/14/96 p31)
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