Mid-way in his computer security career,
Bill moved away from the World Apex of Self-important Hubris (WASH)
and spent five years in what pentagonians know as “the field,”
i.e., that part of the world that lies outside the pentagon.
What he encountered shattered his preconceived notions of reality
and drove him to publish a series of articles intended to inoculate
against Washingtonian smugness. He might have overshot his mark.
Nevertheless, these bizarre pieces became cult classics. They reveal
the state of Bill’s writing at the time (sigh) and provide
the first hint that he would eventually be driven to fiction. Speaking
of which, if you find these morsels to your taste, move on to the
Neugents and neighbors
on West Harbor, Fishers Island
Done right, security should be fun