Chapter 6 Epilogue

THE IT WORLD IS AN INTRICATE, multidimensional landscape. Consider this image from cyberpunk pioneer and Neuromancer author William Gibson, describing a virtual reality representation of a complex enterprise systems landscape, in his classic short story Burning Chrome:

Ice walls flick away like supersonic butterflies made of shade. Beyond them, the matrix’s illusion of infinite space…. Trying to remind myself that this place and the gulfs beyond are only representations, that we aren’t “in” Chrome’s computer, but interfaced with it, while the matrix simulator in Bobby’s loft generates this illusion…. The core data begin to emerge, exposed, vulnerable…. This is the far side of ice, the view of the matrix … that fifteen million ...

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