Over the weekend, I watched “The KGB, the Computer, and Me,” a NOVA dramatization of Cliff Stoll’s experience chasing down a 75 cent accounting error. I read the book, The Cuckoo’s Egg, back in the 90s, and it’s a great book, though the cookies didn’t turn out, when I made them. NOVA dramatizes the events fairly well, though Stoll is an interesting narrator.
Someone put the NOVA episode on YouTube, so take an hour and watch it.
Image by Doubleday, via the National Library of Medicine.