An online acquaintance of mine, Becky Hogge, has released a book!
Barefoot Into Cyberspace tells the story of the "hacker scene" over the tumultuous last few years.
Yesterday, Becky released a transcript of her interview with Julian Assange - in it he discusses the News of the World hacking, amongst other things. A fascinating interview which helps set the scene for Becky's book.
I've only just started reading the book, but it's clear that it's been written in a very accessible way. You don't need to be a hard-core techie to understand what's going on.
I'm also impressed with her radically honest blogging about the process of writing and publishing the book.
It's available on Kindle for the bargain price of less than £3 - or available in dead-tree format from most retailers.
The HTML & PDF version of the book is Creative Commons and I have taken the liberty of creating an ePub Version - for your edification and delight. Do let me know if you spot any formatting mistakes and I'll do my best to correct them.
The full version of the book contains illustrations which are not part of the free version. A neat idea to encourage sales.
@edent Yes, the Kindle version contains the illustrations, which are not part of the CC release (so should be excluded)
— Becky Hogge (@barefoot_techie) July 28, 2011
So, support the author and buy the book now!