[RndTbl] Summer Reading (ie. books I mentioned in passing).
sean at tinfoilhat.ca
Tue Jun 14 22:47:04 CDT 2011
Daemon by Daniel Suarez (author is IMHO the Neil Stephenson of the 20[0,1]?'s, 4.1 out of 5 on the Sean-o-meter)
Freedom by Daniel Suarez (sequel to above, not an awesome ending but fun)
Zero Day by Mark Russinovich (I _really_ respect this guy's technical creds and he's a decent fiction author as well, 3.8 out of 5 on the Sean-o-meter).
A couple more 'cyber punk'/'hacker' novels I like...:
Permutation City by Greg Egan (3.9 out of 5 on the Sean-o-meter)
Altered Carbon by Richard Morgan (if you are sensitive or turned off by vulgarity don't read this... 4.3 out of 5 on the Sean-o-meter, it is the first of a trilogy but stands well on it's own)
I hope you've gotten at least something from my talk today and at the very least maybe a suggestion for some casual reading.
Have a great summer everyone.
As for 'license' of my slides... I don't care... I _personally_ find the concept of licensing digital assets pretentious and ignorant. It would be nice to know if you are using the material or a credit would be nice but I realize that a license doesn't imply people will honour it so I'm happy as it is. Go nuts. If I wasn't... I wouldn't have made it available.
P.S. If you are on goodreads send me a note.
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