This is the author’s first novel. He is a computer science professional with about ten years of experience. He has worked for large companies and small start-up’s. He has worked in R&D and in production coding.
The author has three years of experience in cryptology R&D. In that time, he was able to establish new results in the application of formal logic to the analysis of cryptographic protocols. The author was able to demonstrate that equality circumscription, a form of nonmonotonic logic, can be used to prove security and viability of cryptographic protocols. Other work in cryptology included drafting an encryption standard for a major US corporation.
The author had a brief stint as lead developer of a query engine for a new database architecture. By using data compression and by allowing querying without uncompressing, the new technology has the potential to provide a high-performance large-scale query engine.
Currently, the author is working as a software engineer for a leading software company.
The Electronic Money Mill began as a sketchy idea in the author’s head in 1995. The author began writing in earnest in late 1995. The story quickly took shape and was nearly complete a year later. It took another year to edit and revise (definitely an example of the 80-20 rule). It was finally declared finished in early 1998.
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