Great Read for Fun for Cloud & Info Geeks

Please read "Snow Crash"  by Neal Stephensen.  See http://www.booksamillion.com/ncom/books?pid=0553380958


SO worth it even if you're not particularly a sci-fi fan.  I won't ruin it for you but the Cloud implications and data protection implications online and off are at once subtle and right up in your face.


It's becming a bit Catcher in the Ryeish for me as I read it before I came to Sun when I mostly cared about medical device patents, again when I entered Privacy Nation, and I was thinking about picking it up again because the Cloud is so obviously implicated.


 


Remember the ACLU's Pizza Delivery guy call demonstrating data proliferation several years ago?  http://www.aclu.org/pizza/images/screen.swf


That the protagonist in Snow Crash is a pizza delivery dude makes it all the better.


 While we're all feeling nice & literary this fine Friday evening, I started in on Dan Geer's latest security as a business proposition book.  The "Info on the Balance Sheet" from Rear Admiral Hopper quote is on page 42...  Coincidence?  I think not.  I am love love loving it.


This is the book I imagined I could write one day, only I didn't imagine writing it this well.  (Funnier, perhaps.)  The title is Economics & Strategies of Data Security.  That I am reading it before digging back into Neal Stephensen's world again is probably telling.


 Note to self, get babysitter & go out from time to time...


 Nighty night Hackers!!! 

Comments:

Looks like you just discovered one of my favourite novels :-).

Mmm, thinking from a Cloud perspective, maybe it's time I went and re-read it - it's been a couple of years - and started thinking about the Metaverse race conditions which allows Hiro to cut through walls.

FWIW, I also have a not-quite-working security model for the Matrix ;-).

Posted by Dave Walker on May 30, 2009 at 10:55 PM PDT #

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