- Its been four decades since William Gibsons short story Johnny Mnemonic appeared in the May 1981 issue of Omni magazine.
- Four decades on, telegraphing the style and concerns of the books to come, Johnny Mnemonic remains a bracing reminder that Gibson, more than a pop prophet, is one of our best writers.
- Still, some of the prognostications of Johnny Mnemonic have held up.
- Gibson didnt quite predict cookies and social media, but Johnny Mnemonic nails our hermit-proofed paradigm.
- There are certainly apprentice moments in Johnny Mnemonic: overwrought lines, the noir poetry of a novice.
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