Tuesday, October 30, 2012


An entertaining and engaging enough book, but it always feels very much like surface where I'd like to read about it more in depth.  There is probably an answer to that, such as picking up the book that is by a serial hacker instead of one that is a portrait of a serial hacker.

This book does well to point out the different faces of hacking, that it is not a crowd of people all trying to gain something valuable for themselves.  That there are those who are simply learning and poking and seeing what turns up.  That the thing of value can be only that a puzzle is solved.  For me, I already counted that among the things I know.  I have never delved into a particular hacker, so the elements of life presented here are quite interesting, but, again, quite cursory.

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