Anyone else here read "The Cuckoo's Egg" by Cliff Stoll? I think it had an effect on me, reading it quite young. It probably planted the seeds that ultimately led me here.
I packing my very battered copy and seriously regretting not picking up a new one when I had the chance.
@SetecAstronomy One of my favorite book buys was finding a first edition hardback of that book in a thrift store. It was a pretty pivotal book for me too
@sungo A while back I found a whole pile of paperback reprints of it in a thrift store. My copy (stolen from my Dad) was looking shaggy then. I really wish I had grabbed one.
On the upside it's on Amazon, so maybe I'll nudge someone to get me a new paperback.
@sungo Time for a profile tweak. Surely I can drop an easter egg from that in there somewhere.
@SetecAstronomy I blame that book for my interest in Unix.
@Catpult Yes. I think I would have had far less interest in Linux beyond "Oh that's neat" without it. I still catch myself trying to type the `ps` incantation from the book every now and then.
@SetecAstronomy I have. I first read it in Reader's Digest when I was a kid, then grabbed the first used copy for sale at the local library I could find.
I really enjoy that book. It was very formative.
@drwho I'm looking forward to re-reading it (again). It's been some years now.
@SetecAstronomy Same. Maybe I'll make it a Yule reread.
@SetecAstronomy - An excellent early examination of the power of networks and the moral and philosophical issues we still deal with online today. Cliff was a kick in person, too.
@Boombachicken Wanted to be an astronomer, and ended up being an infosec geek like us 😀
@SetecAstronomy The Cuchoo's Egg was a great book, lots of good reads out there. Such as...
@adamd I definitely spot some good in there.
A bunch of technomancers in the fediverse. Keep it fairly clean please. This arcology is for all who wash up upon it's digital shore.