Question about a quote: "Every new technology creates a new abuse."

Dear discussion group:

I seem to remember WG wrote the above (or something close to it) in a book of his I read years ago.  Does this ring a bell with anyone else?  I'd like to know the source of the quote and to get the wording right.  Thanks, all - 

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Reaching way back. Is this it?

"You know what your trouble is?" he says when we are under the bridge, headed up to Fourth. "You're the kind who always reads the handbook. Anything people build, any kind of technology, it's going to have some specific purpose. It's for doing something that somebody already understands. But if it's new technology, it'll open areas nobody's ever thought of before. You read the manual, man, and you won't play around with it, not the same way. And you get all funny when somebody else uses it to do something you never thought of."

The Winter Market, William Gibson, 1986


Thanks for this, but I think probably not.  My memory of the quote is so specific (not that I don't get stuff wrong), that I don't think I'd be this far off.  Also, I don't think I've ever read the Winter Market. This would be from one of his early ones, as I say.  Early stuff of his that I read were Neuromancer, Count Zero, Mona Lisa Overdrive, and Burning Chrome.  This is one of WG's preoccupations, I know.  In Burning Chrome;  "The street finds its own uses for things."  Again, thanks.

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