Neuromancer

Neuromancer

by

William Gibson

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Read Only Memory. A type of computer storage that is more or less unchangeable. The construct of Dixie, for example, is ROM—his personality is already fixed and cannot be developed. Contrast with RAM.
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ROM Term Timeline in Neuromancer

The timeline below shows where the term ROM appears in Neuromancer. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 5
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...that summer. It’s hard to imagine him as a construct now, dead, but replicated in ROM. (full context)
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Self-Interest vs. Human Connection Theme Icon
...reconnects it. Dixie doesn’t remember their previous conversation. He explains to Dixie that he’s a ROM construct, dead but preserved. Case asks for Dixie’s help accessing Armitage’s data. Dixie jokes that... (full context)