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The readings/seminar part of the course is 3 credits (out of 8 total).
We will read and discuss about half of a book each week.
For April 5, read the first half of Cuckoo's Egg (through chapter 30, page 163 in the paperback edition).
Each week, bring a very short report on your reading, with one or two sentences on each of these three items:
For example, here is my report in this format on the March 30 lecture by Peter Jekel:
The lecture was about networks and network security. I was surprised to learn that an ordinary personal computer on a cable modem might be probed by hackers several times a day. It made me wonder why the networks and system software are so vulnerable -- why didn't the manufacturers make it more secure?
Each week, there will be a short quiz on the reading, consisting of three short-answer questions, perhaps a few more. The questions will be easy to answer if you have done the reading.
Your evaluation in the readings and seminar will be largely based on your report and your quiz.
||April 5, 12||Hafner, Lyon||Where Wizards Stay Up Late||1996|
|April 19, 26||Stoll||Cuckoo's Egg||1989|
|May 3||Tenner||Why Things Bite Back||1997||May 10||Ullman||Close to the Machine||1997||May 17, 31||Brin||Transparent Society||1999|
||April 1, 15||HTML||Castro, HTML for the WWW|
May 12, 13, 27
|Visual Basic||Perry, VB in 21 Days|
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