Neuromancer

Essays and rants on libraries, technology, webdev, etc. by Ruth Collings

About Ruth Collings

Fast Facts

Currently: Science & Forestry Librarian, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, NB


Likes: ice cream, feminism, scifi movies, comics

Dislikes: cauliflower, printed handouts, terriers, LibGuides


Why "Neuromancer"?

Aside from being a seminal work of cyberpunk literature by William Gibson, the term neuromancer can be defined as "the use of the brain to perform divination". Which is pretty cool from the perspective of both psychology and librarianship.

It also evokes Arthur C. Clarke's third law: "Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic".