It took me long enough, but I figured it out, that @technomancy 's "jack-in" reference in what is now called Cider is actually a degree of indirection from cyberpunk primary sources. It is more directly in reference to Hypercard's 1980s cyberpunk splash screen.
The new Cat Power album is good. I'll admit that I got bored of the idea of listening to Cat Power for quite a while. I never stopped listening to Patti Smith. Musically (versus how one might recall the biographies and cultural associations of the artists) there's not a good argument to be bored of Cat Power and not Patti Smith.