Ed you are too good. Did you read that for class?
It's the birthday of science fiction author William Gibson, born in Conway, South Carolina (1948) and raised, mostly, in the Appalachians of Virginia.
He moved to Canada in 1967 to avoid the draft -- although he's admitted since that he was never actually drafted -- and settled in Vancouver. His first novel, Neuromancer, was published in 1984, and in it Gibson popularized the term "cyberspace," having coined it in a short story two years earlier. Neuromancer earned him a role as a prophet of the information age, since it predated the Internet by about 10 years.
Gibson's latest book is his first work of nonfiction: a collection of essays called Distrust That Particular Flavor. It was published this past January.
The things that I wonder about most are not on the Internet, I promise you that."