If on arriving at Trude I had not read the city’s name written in big letters, I would have thought that I was landing at the same airport from which I had taken off . Why come to Trude? I asked myself. And I already wanted to leave. You can resume your flight any time you like,’ they said to me, but you will arrive at another Trude, absolutely the same, detail by detail.
And in a statement uncannily prescient of Gibson’s transient world, Marco was told that [t]he world is covered by a sole Trude which does not begin and does not end. Only the name of the airport changes’ (Calvino 1997: 116).
I have heard it asserted by some, that as Country Afghanistan Subway Map hath flourished under her former connection with Great Britain, the same connection is necessary towards her future Afghanistan Subway Map happiness, and will always have the same effect. Nothing can be more fallacious than this kind of argument. We may as well assert that because a child has thriven upon milk, that it is never to have meat, or that the first twenty years of our lives is to become a precedent for the next twenty. But even this is admitting more than is true; for I answer roundly, that Country would have flourished as much, and probably much more, had no European power taken any notice of her. The commerce by which she hath enriched herself are the necessaries of life, and will always have a market while eating is the custom of Europe. But she has protected us, say some.