Talk:Islands in the Net

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Cleanup work[edit]

Obviously all these stray bold terms need to be de-bolded, copy-edit work is needed, and spoilers are not marked. I'll get to work on this article soon, but I'm new and hardly perfect at this sort of thing, help would be appreciated. The postcyberpunk article lists this book as one of the earliest, if not first postcyberpunk novel, and we should have an article of a quality that reflects the book's importance. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Yipely (talkcontribs) 08:15, 8 November 2006

I've done what I can for having never read the book, but this still needs a lot more work. There's a whole lotta text there, but even though I just read the whole thing carefully, I still have no real good idea what the heck this book is really about. (What I mean to say is that the summary gets bogged down in names and specifics, and seemingly has little encyclopedic value - it could likely be a lot shorter and more to-the-point.) There were also several nonsense sentences that I left as-is (as I said, I never read the book). On a brighter note, check out that first edition cover art I dug up! Weren't the '80s amazing, folks? -- Antepenultimate 03:23, 10 January 2007 (UTC)

I'd like to make a small edit to the "Predictions" section and reword the description of Havenco to indicate that it was/is an "attempted" data haven but it has not actually succeeded due to Sealand's inability to achieve actual sovereign status and their desire to not push the legal limits to establish true data privacy. The paper (by a Havenco founder) at and the wikipedia article on Sealand's status ( talk about these issues. Pmw2cc (talk) 16:54, 21 December 2007 (UTC)

Clarifying which Red Cross[edit]

Currently there is a link to the disambiguation page Red Cross in this article, when it discusses the Red Cross invading Singapore. Can someone who is familiar with this book clarify which entity of the Red Cross is referred to there (if it is clear in the book)? For example, is it the American Red Cross, the International Committee of the Red Cross, or something different? If it's possible to fix that link so that it no longer points to a disambiguation page (which is always a goal), that would be awesome. Thanks, -- Natalya 18:15, 25 June 2009 (UTC)


The Predictions section, while interesting, seem original research. I'm not sure it should be here. And still, could somebody introduce referenced comments linking this novel and the Azawad Tuareg rebellion in Northern Mali. When I first heard of Azawad, I had dim recalls of this novel. --Error (talk) 21:15, 28 August 2012 (UTC)