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Describing the Present

My pal Steve Holden (of Tech News Radio and the Jersey Boys podcast) sent me an email saying “Your book is happening in the real world …” with a link to this story:

The recent armed robbery of a Chicago-based co-location facility has customers hopping mad after learning it was at least the fourth forced intrusion in two years. They want to know how C I Host, an operator that vaunts the security of its data centers, could allow the same one to be penetrated so many times.

…the same location has been the target of at least four burglaries or robberies since August 2005, according to police reports and former customers, some of whom say they lost sensitive data and hundreds of thousands of dollars in hardware.

via The Register

As William Gibson might argue, science fiction is more about the present than any imagined future.

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