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Source: Count Zero, Page: 114

Heavy icebreakers are kind of funny to deal in, even for the big boys. You know why? Because ice, all the hard stuff, the walls around every major store of data in the matrix, is always the product of an AI, an artificial intelligence. Nothing else is fast enough to weave good ice and constantly alter and update it. So when a really powerful icebreaker shows up on the black market, there are already a couple of very dicey factors in play. Like for starts, where did the product come from? Nine times out of ten, it came from an AI, and Ais are constantly screened, mainly by the Turing people, to make sure they don't get too smart.

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About the Book 'Count Zero'
By William Gibson
Produced By Ace Trade; Reprint edition

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