Tuesday, December 16, 2014

About that Herbie Hancock book

The first Hancock story I mentioned last week is the opening story in his new book.  He tells the story better than I do.

I’m not far into the audiobook, but I wanted to hear a bit of it the other day between chapters of Kim Zetter’s new(ish) book on Stuxnet.  That one is good, too- Zetter balances making the story approachable to non-techies with detail enough to keep those with some knowledge of the events engaged.  Unfortunately, the audiobook version means I don’t have access to the extensive footnotes unless I buy a print copy, too- but I spend enough time on the road that the audiobook was the fastest way I would get to digest the book.

A note on the audio of these two books- the reader of Zetter’s “Countdown to Zero Day” speaks slowly and clearly, so slowly that I find the book much more listenable at 1.5x speed.  Herbie Hancock reads his own book and tells his own stories, his delivery is, not surprisingly, fantastic.

Yeah, I still owe you that other hospital story.  Remember, patience is a virtue.  It is not one of mine, but that’s another story.