Life should be lived on the edge of life. You have to exercise rebellion: to refuse to tape yourself to rules, to refuse your own success, to refuse to repeat yourself, to see every day, every year, every idea as a true challenge - and then you are going to live your life on a tightrope.- Philippe Petit
The other stories in the book were fiction, but good fiction. There are even a few stories on about computer scientists and phreakers that I thought were basically accurate. That is hard to do and I was impressed by it.
Of course, the other part of book club is just about the company. Everyone else is a group of friends that met in grad school - and we are connected because Mrs.Chaos worked with some of them. They are such a different group of friends from what I am used to from college - where everyone I know works in technology, all of them do jobs for the state of California (more or less).