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Idoru

Idoru - William Gibson The best thing, perhaps, about William Gibson's Idoru is Chia McKenzie's Sandbenders renewable laptop computer made out of natural objects and smelted aluminum. It's beautiful:

"I like your computer," she said. "It looks like it was made by Indians or something."

Chia looked down at her Sandbenders. Turned off the red switch. "Coral," she said. "These are turquoise. The ones that look like ivory are the inside of a kind of nut. Renewable."

"The rest is silver?"

"Aluminum," Chia said. "They melt old cans they dig up on the beach cast it in sand molds. These panels are micarta. That's linen with this resin in it."


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