"...the elements of cyberpunk have dissolved into the whole SF genre, so it’s hard to find anyone writing who doesn’t owe serious debts to Gibson and his crew."
Data is the freest thing there is today; it moves via the Internet wherever it is needed. This is recognized as a very unstable and insecure system. Even today, governments are seeking ways to track down and seize or render harmless large blocks of information.
In this conception of the future, groups with large data repositories can easily move them to avoid capture. The word seems to be a combination of "hijack" and "bootleg."
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