May 23, 2022

Video: William Gibson Explains the Origin of Word Cyberspace During NYPL Live Presentation

On April 19, 2013, William Gibson was interviewed by Paul Holdengräber at an NYPL (New York Public Library) Live program.

In this three minute video clip (also embedded below and made available on YouTube yesterday) he explains how he came up with the word cyberspace.

Audio, video, and a text transcript of the entire program is also available to stream/read online or download.

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