Various things, but amongst them:
It’s deserted. It seems like functionally it has to be deserted. If it’s not deserted it crashes. So there’s all this empty, empty architecture. There’s whole cities where there’s only one other person and they don’t even want to get close to you. And when you do succeed in finding a group of other avatars, people aren’t very nice. #
Very much looking forward to Spook Country, and really should go back and re-read Pattern Recognition, just for the hell of it.
PS: Wired also has a small snippet-interview up.