more on wireheads

Preston Peet ptpeet at
Wed Aug 10 20:15:19 EDT 2005

Hi there all,
    An old friend I haven't seen in nearly 15 years contacted me through the 
internet recently, having stumbled across my name on-line, and he sent me an 
old notebook of mine which I recieved just yesterday. Just now, looking over 
the old names and numbers of folk I do not remember whatsoever, I realized 
that in very tiny print, at the very bottom of the page, there's this:

"When Gravity Fails" by George Alec (?) Effinger.

I'm not exactly sure of that middle name of the author, but the title is 
correct, and I remember there were at least a couple books in the series, 
starring this PI who used programs that installed temporarily in the head- 
it was the first place I came across the concept of wireheads- those 
addicted to electrical stimulation of the pleasure centers of the brain by 
simply plugging into a wall socket or some other electrical source. Great 
Anyway, this was who I was trying to remember last week when we were having 
this discussion about wireheads.
    Also, it's VERY weird reading in this notebook poems and rants to 
myself, my tumultuous thoughts and turmoils with crack, which was my problem 
drug at that time in my life, having only played around with smoking heroin 
while living in Paris without ever getting a habit, and having only had my 
morphine habit in the hospital at that point in my life. No opiates in 
Florida at that time that I could ever find. Crack though, boy that stuff 
was everywhere, thanks to the CIA and friends.

Peace and love,

"Madness is not enlightenment, but the search for enlightenment is often 
mistaken for madness"
Richard Davenport-Hines

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