I just finished reading Cryptonomicon by Neal Stephenson and it was pretty good. The pacing was very slow, and the book felt like it could have used a few more rounds with the editor tightening up the plot, but I enjoyed it overall. It was nice to read a book that was so accurate and realistic with computer technology. I don’t think I would recommend it to someone who isn’t a computer geek and hasn’t had a few advanced math classes, since there is a lot of terminology that would be incomprehensible.
There seems to be a lot of trouble with the database server that is hosting this site. If it doesn’t clear up pretty soon, I am going to move it to a server I know is stable.