bOING bOING was a zine that my wife Carla and I launched in 1988 to
cover comic books, cyberpunk science fiction, consciousness
technology, curious phenomena, and whatever else surprised and
delighted us. That zine, which ran for 15 issues until 1997, evolved
into the very website you're reading right now.
We've made available a free anthology of some of our favorite
interviews from bOING bOING, the zine. You can access
it for free with Microsoft's Office Web Apps on SkyDrive, whose
sponsorship has made this project possible.
The anthology, called bOING
bOING: History of the Future! is a collection of interviews with
and articles by some of our favorite writers and thinkers - Robert
Anton Wilson, Rudy Rucker, William Gibson, Kevin Kelly, Marc Laidlaw,
and Bruce Sterling.
For the last several weeks, we've been running posts about the articles
included in the bOING bOING: History of the Future anthology. Last
week, I wrote about bOING
bOING's interview with Rudy Rucker.
This week, I'd like to introduce the interview that our friend Jon Lebkowsky (one of bOING bOING's early editors) conducted with author, design consultant, and investigative journalist Bruce Sterling. Bruce talked about hackers and phones freaks, which he covered in his book, The Hacker Crackdown. The interview appeared in bOING bOING #9. Bruce was a great supporter of bOING bOING in the early days, and wrote some excellent pieces for the zine.
bOING bOING #9 (64 pages) was published in 1992. It contained the following quote by poet Gary Snyder: "Three-fourths of philosophy and literature is the talk of people trying to convince themselves that they really like the cage they were tricked into entering."
The document is in Microsoft Word format and you can view it for free
with Office Web Apps on SkyDrive whether you have Word on your
computer or not. And if you'd like to download it for local perusal or
printing and don't have a recent version of Microsoft Word or one of
the many other applications that can open the document, you can use
the free Word
Viewer for Windows or Quick Look built into Mac OS X.
History of the Future! A free anthology of articles from the bOING
bOING print 'zine 1989-1997 (SkyDrive)
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