Is Google Playing Defense With Chrome?

Most science fiction readers have a special place in their hearts or their bookshelves for William Gibson’s short story, “Burning Chrome.” In it, two hackers, or console cowboys, break into the Swiss bank account of Chrome, “a member in good standing of the local Mob subsidiary.” “Burning Chrome” is a classic for cyberpunk and sci-fi fans because in the story, Gibson describes and coins the term “cyberspace.”

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