it was ignorance that killed the cat, and curiosity was framed.
I loved this. Had we been in a bar, I would have bought you a beer to celebrate your mastery of English. But since I'm just in my living room and on the Internet I was able to find that it came from C.J. Cherryh, a writer I was not familiar with. It also took less than 10 seconds to find out what arcology meant, which I also didn't know. I sure am glad to have Google--it certainly satisfies curiosity and used with caution dispels ignorance as well. OTOH, corresponding with Sterling to ask about something in Gibson is pretty cool, not to mention resourceful.