I started Infoquake but didn’t finish. WB read it through to the end!
In the part I read, it’s about a techno-business thing in the future. Deadlines and product strategies, who will capture market share. Maybe the technology gets more compelling in the parts of the book that I did not read.
The tag line on the cover was ‘hack the body and the mind will follow’…
I don’t want to read about unrealistic deadlines on technology projects. That’s work, not fun. Maybe the fault was all mine, but I just had to put the book down with a resounding meh, after about 30 pages. Maybe it’s a good book, but not for me.
Little Red Book Reviewer read it all the way through and enjoyed it.
An interesting review from Cult of the New. Sixteen hour days and programming marathons? Yep, I stand by my decision, that’s not leisure reading. Interesting point made there about the murky feasibility of fiefcorps. I suppose: maybe as an unattached early-twenties-geek new to the world of work, I might take a five-year-contract… it’s not really that different from what one did anyhow. But, I can’t picture doing that forever!