Are Steampunks Running the Risk of Losing their Polite Reputation?

Datamancer Seafarer keyboard £1,372.69The internet is a wonderful place. It holds all of human wisdom and knowledge. It’s a place where you can go and voice your opinion knowing that someone out there will see it. Over the years it’s gotten to be a place where the people who would normally simply sound off to a few friends in the pub now have a platform of thousands, if not millions to listen to them. Continue reading “Are Steampunks Running the Risk of Losing their Polite Reputation?”

The Difference Engine by Bruce Sterling and William Gibson Review

I would recommend a quick glance at the wikipedia article about this book before you begin it. There is a great summary there of where and how the alternate telling diverges from real events. I didn’t do this before I started reading, and I spent a lot of the book wondering about fact and fiction. About the Book In short, it tells the tale of the trajectory of the world if the computer age came in the 1800’s. The political structures all over the world are deeply effected by Charles Babbage’s completion of his mechanical computers (called Analytical Engines) in 1824. There are numerous references to … Continue reading The Difference Engine by Bruce Sterling and William Gibson Review