Hiro discovers a tool

[page 100 – upon entering his Metaverse office, Hiro discovers a tool]

There is something new: A globe about the size of a grapefruit, a perfectly detailed rendition of Planet Earth, hanging in space at arm’s length in front of his eyes. Hiro has heard about this but never seen it It is a piece of CIC software called, simply, Earth. It is the user interface that CIC uses to keep track of every bit of spatial information that it owns-all the maps, weather data, architectural plans, and satellite surveillance stuff.

One thought on “Hiro discovers a tool

  1. Alexander July 13, 2005 / 11:53 am

    Recently re-read SN, by the way – outside of the heady teen years (still coasting the thrill from the first time through Neuromancer), the story suffers somewhat. still good fun (and about 2 nights’ read, so it’s not a huge investment), but still nothing as sweeping as Cryptonomicon. Nice to see that Google’s brainstormers have the same reading lists, though.

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