Crypto – Finished

I finished Crypto: Secrecy and Privacy in the New Code War by Steven Levy yesterday. It really was a very exciting book. I particularly liked the fact that about half way through the book, it got into the stuff that I remember happening at the time. The start of the cypherpunks mailing list, the birth of PGP, the clipper chip fiasco, etc. But of course with a lot more detail (and drama) than I knew of at the time. There were lots “Wow! I didn’t know that”, and “So that’s what happened!” moments.