Bukatman, Scott. “Gibson’s Typewriter.”

South Atlantic Quarterly Fall (1993): 627-645.

Article considers Gibson’s use of the typewriter in the process of writing Neuromancer, paying particular attention to the ways in which representations of earlier machine culture anticipated representations of cyberculture.

“What emerges from a consideration of Gibson’s typewriter, or at least what can be teased out of that consideration, are several overlapping tropes that tie cyberculture to historical forebears…Neuromancer’s disembodied informational cyberspaces are anticipated by the “obsolescent” rhetorics and technologies of what Mark Twain, the autor of the first typewritten manuscript, once called ‘machine culture’.”