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"I suspect that religion is a necessary evil in the childhood of our particular species. And that's one of the interesting things about contact with other intelligences: we could see what role, if any, religion plays in their development."
- Arthur C. Clarke

Micro-Bachelor  
  A small apartment carved out of an abandoned structure.  

Can cyberspace be gritty? If you scanned it that way. But the real world of Gibson's Idoru is always on the edge.

He used most of his first month's salary to lease a micro-bachelor in a retrofitted parking structure on Broadway Avenue, Santa Monica. The floor of his apartment was terraced against the original slope of the parking garage. He slept at the deep end, on an inflatable guest bed he'd ordered from the Shopping Channel. There were no windows.
Technovelgy from Idoru, by William Gibson.
Published by Putnam in 1996
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It's just a place to live, after all. And what are we going to do with all of the places that house our gas-guzzlers when we no longer have gas to guzzle?

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