Author John Brunner
"The Shockwave Rider
is a science fiction novel by John Brunner
, originally published in 1975. It is notable for its hero's use of computer hacking skills to escape pursuit in a dystopian future
, and for the coining of the word "worm
" to describe a program that propagates itself through a computer network
It also introduces the concept of a Delphi pool
perhaps derived from the RAND Corporation
's Delphi method
– a futures market on world events which bears close resemblance to DARPA
's controversial and cancelled Policy Analysis Market
Can't forget this one - About 35 years ago I was trading in used books when I stepped on a break in the sidewalk and twisted my ankle so bad I could hardly walk - Happened to have this book handy and I read it in one day !
Fascinating and ahead of its time - The World was controlled by what we now call the internet.
In this book the hero wins and the internet losses !