| Quote #7
The citizens of the Hacker Republic did not generally spread computer viruses. […] they were hackers […], implacable adversaries of those idiots who created viruses […] to sabotage the Net and crash computers. The citizens were information junkies and wanted a functioning Internet they could hack. (13.168)
The trilogy wants us to distinguish between different types of hackers. The ones in the Hacker Republic are mostly concerned with social justice.
| Quote #8
She herself had accepted Rosin's proposal for several new doors, engineers, backup alarm systems, and everything else without blinking. The cost of all that work would be almost 50,000 kronor. (18.352)
State-of-the-art security technology is available. But, it's gonna cost you.
| Quote #9
I told him to run the story in SMP tomorrow. Your byline. And you'll be paid of course. In fact, you can name your price. (22.96)
Berger uses SMP's printing technology to make public her bosses crimes, in his own newspaper. He really shouldn't have called her a "media whore."