Member’s Choice: Bits to Bitcoin
Mark Stuart Day
Join Athenaeum member Mark Stuart Day for a reading and discussion of his new book Bits to Bitcoin: How Our Digital Stuff Works (MIT Press, 2018). Originally written for his adult children, the book addresses a common problem for the not-so-technical among us: We feel at home in front of a computer; we own smartphones, tablets, and laptops; we look things up online and check social media to see what our friends are doing, but we may be a bit fuzzy about how any of that really works. Day offers an accessible guide to our digital infrastructure, explaining the basics of operating systems, networks, security, and related topics for the general reader.
Mark Stuart Day, PhD, has been an innovator and explainer of innovation for more than 30 years. He was Chief Scientist at Riverbed Technology for a decade and is currently Visiting Lecturer at MIT. With more than thirty patented inventions, he has also made technical contributions at Dropbox, IBM, Cisco, Digital, and BBN.
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