October 21st, 2018

(no subject)

The New Yorker published a review of the book Cyberwar: How Russian Hackers and Trolls Helped Elect a President—What We Don’t, Can’t, and Do Know a while ago. When I was listening to its audio version, I pictured the author of the book completely differently: as a delicate, scholarly, old British lady (British because the book was published by Oxford University press, and I didn't quite catch where she worked), quietly and disinterestedly putting together the facts in an Oxford ivory tower.

Then I found a video of her presentation of the book:



Gone is my impression of a disinterested scholar — I think it's fairly obvious from her language how she has picked a side. Still, her materials from that period are extensive, interesting and presented in a systematic manner.

Curious factoid

Didn't know Wix so strongly relies on Eastern European developers:



I even suspected Soviet roots of the founders. But doesn't look like it.