24 August 2014
When Whiskey Tango Foxtrot Beat WikiLeaks and Google
When Whiskey Tango Foxtrot Beat WikiLeaks and Google, August 24, 2014
By John Young "Cryptome" (New York, NY)
This review is from:
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot
A highly entertaining story, WTF.
Compared to Julian Assange's "When Google Met WikiLeaks," just out and read
just after WTF, WTF envisions a deliciously horrifying cyber dystopia greatly
exceeding Assange's and Google's Eric Schmidt's widely differing visions
of global utopians, that is, monetizing to the max under guise of public
Shafer draws upon similarly bountiful digital cornucopia of WikiLeaks and
Google to confabulate a thrilling, disturbing, enthralling tale through vivid
characters beyond the good and evil spit-swapped between Julian and Eric.
Shafer does not put you to sleep the dreams of titanic self-importance, although
there are such characters in WTF who share their narcissism of top-down ambition.