"The desktop was littered with cassettes, scrolls of yellowed printout, and various parts of some sort of clockwork typewriter, a machine Deane never seemed to get around to reassembling."
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Neuromancer's imaginary future is cluttered with scraps of the industrial past.  Gibson's Bridge trilogy explores the radical uses of technology after traumatic events destabilizes society.

The Bridge trilogy influenced Makers by Cory Doctorow, about the trash hackers who find inspiration in the growing pile of ejunk.

“The Street finds its own uses for things.”- William Gibson, 'Rocket Radio' article, 1989