Besides the fact that this entire novel confused me, I thought the overall concept was interesting. I had some difficulty following Gibson as he told his story and how Case lives in such a world. The syntax and diction throughout the novel was very ‘out there’ and made it hard to follow what what going on. It was also difficult to go back into technology and think of a time without the innovations we have today. I am still unsure about how the upper power was able to alter Case’s system and powers to be a great hacker.
“One of them was what you call Wintermute, which, which is the Turing code for our Berne AI, although, the entity manipulating you is a sort of subprogram.” page 220
This scene is the first scene where I finally understood what was happening and how the main goal for Case and Molly was to help find the second half of the AI. I was unsure what the title meant in the entire novel up to this scene. The Neuromancer is the second “thing” that Lady3Jane is referring to in this quote. Wintermute and Neuromancer need to be united inorder to complete their jobs in this soceity. Case and Molly’s adventure to find the key and keep it safe from Armitage and Riviera’s evil hold. By the end of the novel I think that Gibson was real clever to create such a novel but should have included some background to his stories and new chapters of his novel.