Ex-Microsoft, Harvard prof, Distributed Systems Guy, Philosopher? James has been in the business of computer science and thinking about computer science for a long time. Besides doing the work he's been writing about the work. Whether it's about the life of pointer math coding systems programmer (The Night Watch) or protecting yourself from the Mossad (This World of Ours) or the dream of the web (To Wash It All Away). he gives cynical, humorous, and honest insights into some of the things we deal with every day. Take a look. There's a lot to see and think about.