The law firm run by the Tessier-Ashpool family, also referred to as T-A.
Tessier-Ashpool S.A. Term Timeline in Neuromancer
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...Armitage, but, because AIs aren’t allowed autonomy, both Molly and Finn assume it’s Wintermute’s owners, Tessier-Ashpool S.A., who owns the mainframe and software, who are pulling Armitage’s strings. (full context)
...explains that he is like a man with his lobes separated, the other lobe being Tessier-Ashpool’s AI in Rio. Wintermute is only a “potential entity,” “one aspect of that entity’s brain.” (full context)
...tells Case that Armitage wants him to start the mission. Dixie transports Case to the Tessier-Ashpool core data center. Their ice as the thickest Case has ever seen. He considers backing... (full context)
...Finn’s story. It recites the history of the Villa Straylight, built by and for the Tessier-Ashpool family. The Finn/Wintermute explains that the head is a “ceremonial terminal,” and that Molly needs... (full context)
...and Case’s computer as well. Dixie passes on information from Wintermute, he told him most Tessier-Ashpools are in cold sleep. 3Jane is the only one awake in Straylight. The other two... (full context)
...as human. When he thought of power, he thought of immortal corporations, but realizes the Tessier-Ashpool family isn’t like that—it is made up of a finite number of mortal, insane individuals,... (full context)
...airplane, and Case and Dixie climb into the cockpit. They navigate the virus into the Tessier-Ashpool ice, shattering it, and traveling inside. Below, they see a city of data, but they... (full context)