Ruling the Waves I give it 3 stars

Not bad on the whole. The argument is perhaps a little unnuanced, but that may be inevitable when trying to write a book with a thesis as cross-technological as hers is: that that new technologies are at first curiosities for tinkerers, then chaotic opportunities for pirates and creators alike, and finally profitable in a way that leads entrepreneurs to welcome the stability that government can provide. The historical anecdotes are reasonably fun and interesting, although for my money not detailed enough when it comes to the legal, technological, and business specifics. Oh, and don’t forget to check up on any facts you might want to cite from herein.