Ehrenman, Gayle C. “Write Once, Read Once Literature.”

PC Magazine 11 (1992): 34 (1).

Article offers commentary regarding the ephemeral character of the poem’s content and the technology platform itself.

“MARSHALL MCLUHAN DIDN’T have Agrippa (A Book of the Dead) in mind when he said, “The medium is the message,” but that was only because Agrippa didn’t exist yet. Nowhere have the medium and the message been more closely intertwined than in this floppy disk-based novel that you can read only once, written by William Gibson, the daddy of cyperpunk…This ephemerality is all a part of the experience of the story, which deals with Gibson’s memories of his father, who died when the author was six years old. These memories, like the technology that’s being used to convey them, exist only as a moment in time. ”