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Posted in Uncategorized by Simon Bisson on September 20, 2006

Bruce Sterling’s short short “I Saw The Best Minds Of My Generation Destroyed By Google” is in this week’s New Scientist as part of a special report on social media and social networks.

Ted got busted because we do graffiti. Losing Ted was a big setback, as Ted was the only guy in our gang who knew how to steal aerosol spray cans. As potent instruments of teenage social networking, aerosol spray cans have “high abuse potential”. So spray cans are among the many things us teenagers can’t buy, like handguns, birth control, alcohol, cigarettes and music with curse words.

Click here for the rest.

The link will die in a few days, when New Scientist pulls the copy behind its paywall.


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