"That which is overdesigned, too highly specific, anticipates outcome; the anticipation of outcome guarantees, if not failure, the absence of grace."
-- William Gibson, All Tomorrow's Parties
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01:09 <@bda> http://www.nypost.com/news/regionalnews/38867.htm
01:14 <@dragorn> interesting
01:14 <@bda> The State of New York City.
01:14 <@bda> Or State of Lesser New York?
01:15 <@bda> Or simply, the City.
01:15 <@dragorn> somehow i don't see it happening
01:16 <@dragorn> but it's an interesting idea
01:16 <@dragorn> I'm sure seceding isn't as easy as the town council saying "we don't wanna"
01:16 <@bda> It'd be a first step into the eventual breakdown of the republic.
01:16 <@bda> Reverting to a bunch of city-states...
01:16 <@bda> Easier for corporations to control.
01:16 * bda sips his gin.
01:17 <@dragorn> Thats for that wonderful view into the futue
01:17 <@dragorn> future
01:17 <@dragorn> I hope I drop dead of an aneurism before then
01:17 <@bda> Don't you want to live the cyberpunk life?
01:18 <@bda> Doping just to get through the day, hacking because you can't sleep, in what can only be described as a destructive relationship with some non-technical female. But then, what relationship *isn't* destructive when the light is like powder, getting in under the doors, and the geodesics generate their own weather..

January 22, 2005 1:22 AM