Sunday, March 21, 2010

‘Neuromancer’ author calls Springs a ‘snapshot of the USA as newly third world’

Posted By on Sun, Mar 21, 2010 at 9:18 AM

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Colorado Springs received further recognition today — international recognition, no less — for our innovative slash-and-burn approach to police and fire protection, street lights and trash collection, community centers, parks, museums and similarly superfluous amenities.

And we owe it all to William Gibson, the Vancouver-based American-Canadian turncoat whose ‘Neuromancer’ novel launched the cyberpunk movement.

This morning, Gibson raised the profile of a story that ran several weeks ago in the Denver Post, reporting extensively on our fair city’s malaise:

Don't like Big Govt taxing you? Move to Colorado Springs, seems awesome there: http://bit.ly/ajnGEk

Since Gibson has 21,630 followers, the post quickly went viral, at one point being re-tweeted several times a minute. Since most regular Twitter users have their own followings that range from the hundreds to the thousands, even more people are learning just how ahead of the curve Colorado Springs continues to be.

Gibson followed up with another post describing us as a “snapshot of the USA as newly third world.”

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