"I like the Internet. Really, I do. Any time I need a piece of shareware or I want to find out the weather in Bogotá ... I’m the first guy to get the modem humming. But as a source of information, it sucks. You got a billion pieces of data, struggling to be heard and seen and downloaded, and anything I want to know seems to get trampled underfoot in the crowd."
"This young man already spent a lot of time alone, and seldom seemed more content than when taking something apart or putting it back together. That was cool, of course, but she hoped it wouldn't be too long before she saw evidence of his first hangover. Man cannot live by coding skills alone, not even in these strange days"
My Rating: The themes of the novels may not be to everyone's tastes but I really enjoyed all four books that I've read.