Dec 07, 2017 Patrick rated it
It was amazing.
This is a fantastic book. It probably helps to be a bit of a software geek though to understand parts of it. It describes very accurately what it’s like to work in a software startup. I enjoyed the scenes of the SF Bay area since that’s where I spent my working life.
The concepts of distributed parallel processing were fascinating. Makes me want to jump back into developing some software again. Of course, it brings up essential questions about whether we can make AI too smart. We will have to see. I encourage you to read it.
November 13, 2017
The CEO of Distributed Nanotech, Inc. (DNI) Susanne Anderson, brings in an independent outside specialist, James Forrest, to unravel the mystery of how the system works and what it does. The imminent issue is an upcoming user acceptance stress test that is expected to put more load on the system than has been tested by DNI and no one has any idea what the load limit of the system is.
As if that weren’t enough, the coroner reports that Phillip was murdered, poisoned in fact.
Mr. Durbin weaves these mysteries together in a manner that draws you forward. The technical aspect is made quite accessible. I believe that is because the real technical aspects of this system are a mystery to the main characters as well.
A very good read.
November 15, 2017