Chrissy Hynde and the Pretenders, Pretenders II 1981 "I Go to Sleep".
William Gibson has said that he derived inspiration for Molly Millions from a picture of Chrissy Hynde on the first Pretenders album.
Japan's native organized crime group.
Some say the Yakuza are descendants of 17th century chivalrous samurai.
Gibson, in his Time Machine Cuba 01/23/06 essay, describes discovering a Colt Model 1911 automatic pistol in the family attic:
I had my own ancient tool of destruction and taught myself, crouching in secret places, to disassemble it, my impossible, scary, secret provision from history. I lightly oiled the parts and hid them separately, wrapped in rags. This being Virginia in the early nineteen-sixites, I easily obtained a box of ammunition, alarmingly heavy finger-thick shells with bullets the color of a new copper penny.
Insects like robots and Robots like insects.