David Alexander, a young programmer in Portland, Oregon, loathed his job. Computer programming had always come naturally, but being an employee never suited him. So he tried entrepreneurship instead.
After making a series of embarrassing blunders, David finally hit on a startup idea that stuck: encrypted chat. Sure there were alternatives, but as Edward Snowden has shown us, most of them (willingly or unwillingly) have backdoors for spies and bad guys.
|To be honest I never thought that I will read this book. I mean I never saw it from Goodreads, Amazon, or any ebook deal promotion list. In fact I saw it suddenly from the authors website profile from twitter. I don't know what makes me check the website. I just check the website and subscribe and get this free book. I am really glad that I check it out because it turn out to be one good story.|
According to the author, this book was written based on his personal experience and I can see that. Usually I don't pay attention to how many page the book has. But recently I read book with quite some pages. So it was refreshing to read book with fewer pages. I feel sorry for the main characters in this book. David Alexander and Andrew has difficulty regarding money. So, they try their best to get money but as we know life is unfair. The author doesn't sugarcoat their lifes. It is as real as you can get. Despite that the story lack climax that is important for a novel. I mean it feels like the conflict suddenly was forgotten. I like story with fewer pages but it doesn't justify rushed endings. Still I like this story because it was once again refreshing, simple, and honest. I recommend this book for people who want to read simple and refreshing story.
My actual ratings : 3.5 of 5