Cyberman William Gibson on cyberspace & beyond
It first appeared in a short story by Gibson for the July 1982 edition of a science fiction magazine that no longer exists.
“The first thing I did was to sit down with a yellow pad and a Sharpie and start scribbling – infospace, dataspace. I think I got cyberspace on the third try, and I thought, oh, that’s a really weird word. I liked the way it felt in the mouth – I thought it sounded like it meant something while still being essentially hollow.”
First editions of Gibson’s Neuromancer (published in 1984) are super expensive (but Doctor Who paperbacks are not).