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The Code Book by Simon Singh
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Apr 18, 2009

it was amazing
bookshelves: computers, other, library
Read in April, 2009

excellent book for the geeky inquiring mind. Goes from the methods used to decipher Egyptian hieroglyphs, to other key historical stories involving broken ciphers and the military applications and work done on codes and code breaking by brilliant minds in the field of cryptology. Moves on to the internet era with good explanations of encryption methods for the masses and how the extraordinary minds of the geeky minded civil libertarians who believe in privacy for the average person (the masses - lol) worked so hard to invent these things for us. Ends with an overview of quantum mechanics and quantum physics theories, 'ideas', critical overview points... and goes on to discuss what some possible ramifications will be when we figure out how to build a quantum computer. Yes I am a geek...
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