Great Read for Fun for Cloud & Info Geeks
By suncpo on May 29, 2009
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!!!