Thursday, September 06, 2012

September 6, 2012

Well, Mish finally addressed the real estate scenario in India and, as I expected, didn't have nice things to say about it.

There are times when you hear so many good things about something -- be it a book, a movie, or a song -- and when you finally get around to reading/watching/listening-to it, the experience is quite underwhelming because of the raised and unrealistic expectations. Cryptonomicon falls into this category for me. While portions of it were good reading (especially the crypto anarchy bits), overall the book simply rambles on and on for 900+ pages. The fact that I enjoyed Bruce Schneier's appendix on the Solitaire crypto system more than at least 50% of the book says a lot.