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Country Roads – The Cyberpunk Version

Every time you think you’ve seen it all the Internet coughs up something new. Case in point: checkout this awesome cover version of the classic country song country roads. It’s the cyber punk version. Yes, you heard that one correctly. Judging from the accent I’d say it’s an Italian band …

A Technological Dark Age

The more I teach my pupils about the internet, computers, cyber security and related topics, the more concerned I get. Granted, when it comes to computers, I am a comparative late starter. When I was the age my older pupils are in (i.e. 30 years ago) there was a sizable …

Technomagic in progress

Once again I find myself praying to the Omnissiah. This is not because I do not have faith in my abilities but because a techno-barbarian could interfere by switching off the godmachine I am working on and with. So, to make sure everything works smoothly I have opted for the …

Will Steampunk actually outlive Cyberpunk? We discussed it on the Ætherweb

My recent post where I argued Cyberpunk would in outlive Steampunk proved to be rather controversial. I have not had that many responses (via æthermail, Facebook and comments) to something I published on the blog in a while, like, years… Additionally, my friend Bonsart of Radio Retrofuture published a video …

I think Cyberpunk will literally outlive Steampunk

Cyberpunk and Steampunk as literature genres are of literally (no pun intended) roughly the same age. In fact, K. W. Jeter coined the term Steampunk as a counter to Cyberpunk. This has been pointed out and explained on numerous occasions in the past, so I will not go into detail …

Edgar Allen Poe

Quoth the Server: “404”

I have to thank my friend Stefan Kramperth for this one, he shared it in his stream. I was not aware of this modern parody of Edgar Allen Poe’s classic before, and I almost died laughing. As a heavy internet user and bibliophile who loves Poe almost as much as …

Interview and Film Feature – The Art of Human Salvage

So the other day, yet another æthermail came in asking if I would like to feature a dystopian cyberpunk short film called The Art of Human Salvage. I had not heard of it before but it sounded interesting, so I had a look. Oh my Cthulhu was I in for …

Review: Cryptex Version 2.0 – Almost like a Pocket Watch

After getting my hands on the first version of the Cryptex and reviewing it, it was only a matter of time until the collection was extended. I am now also the proud and delighted owner of the next generation Cryptex USB drive in a flat, round brass shell which doubles …

Review: The Machine | This is a Cyberpunk Jewel!

Two computer programmers fall in love as they create the first-ever piece of self-aware artificial intelligence, designed to help humanity. But things go terribly wrong when the British Government steals their breakthrough and teaches it to become a robotic weapon. This is the very short synopsis of the movie and …