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A Book Report on the Cuckoo's Egg by Cliff Stoll - a Cuckoo's Fledgling

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A Book Report on the Cuckoo's Egg by Cliff Stoll - a Cuckoo's Fledgling

A Book report on “The Cuckoo’s Egg” by Cliff Stoll

A Cuckoo’s Fledgling

Although the 1980s are not generally thought of as a decade of innocence, there were, however, a few pockets of juvenile utopia. One such example was the rapidly expanding “online” community, with its assortment of up-and-coming networks that were, to many technically inclined users, a virtual “McDonald’s Play Place” with slides, ball pits and winding tubes to explore, all rapped in a security blanket of innocence. Not until a bully invaded, did another bastion of delayed-maturity, Cliff Stoll, find that “Big Bother” was not eager, or perhaps unable, to repel the invader on his behalf. This led Cliff to take responsibility and stand up to his assailant, causing a transformation throughout many facets of his life. The Cuckoo’s Egg is the story of Cliff Stoll’s maturation into an adult, mirrored by the loss of innocence and youthful-trusting-openness taking place in the network community at the time, catalyzed by a hacker halfway around the world, and necessitated by a nonchalant attitude

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