Friday, March 9th, 2012

They Could Call It "Narcomancer"

"Hackers, concealed behind fanciful aliases on the Internet, often appropriate larger-than-life dimensions. In reality, other than in physical proportions, Sabu seemed considerably smaller than life. A defensive-lineman-size man known as Booby, he was raising the two young children of his imprisoned aunt in a public housing project. Court documents showed that Mr. Monsegur, 28, paid bills with stolen credit cards and dabbled in drug sales."
Do You think Richard Price has called Willam Gibson and asked him to collaborate on a slightly fictionalized version of the story of Hector Xavier Monsegur, a.k.a. "Sabu," yet?

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C_Webb (#855)

I guess Trinity and Switch forgot to suck the tracking device out of his bellybutton.

deepomega (#1,720)

It's a shame real life having is the most boring thing. You don't even get to wear leather jackets!

jfruh (#713)

I'm confused by "smaller than life" being immediately followed by "a defensive-lineman-size man".

Dave Bry (#422)

I agree. You know they were bummed out by the clumsiness of that "other than in physical proportions…"

BadUncle (#153)

@Dave Bry You know, Gibson has a tendency to latch onto that physical discrepancy thing, too. In a Wired profile in the 90's, he described Mark Abene (AKA "Phiber Optik"), as a "little hip-hop kid." Of average size, and middle-american taste in clothes, and with a taste for The Rock, Mark found this a bit hilarious.

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