I like reading.
We learn an awful lot through reading, the invention of RSS was like some sort of geek miracle!"
As well as all the technical material I read I also like to read fiction. The problem I have is finding stuff I’m interested in. Even though it’s not a reference book I still like it to have a geek angle (it’s the way I’m wired unfortunately)
The trouble I have is there is no genre that caters for this.
Science fiction & fantasy is usually space travel or elves and goblins which is not what I’m looking for
But you search for “computer” or “Internet” (or anything tech related) on a book site you get mostly reference material
Here are some books I have found interesting:
Stealing the Network: How to Own a Continent (Cyber-Fiction) – very cool book. The story tracks a “cyber terrorist” as he tries to “own the continent”.(Though the ending left me quite confused). There are a couple of others books in this series that I’ve been meaning to pick up
The Cuckoo’s Egg- Tracking a Spy Through the Maze of Computer Espionage (Paperback) – Based on a true story of an astronomer turned network admin who discovers his network has been hacked but struggles to get the authorities on his side
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