If you haven't already, get a copy of Cryptonomicon and read it so you'll understand why I love it, and the author Neal Stephenson. It's an enormously entertaining and thought-provoking (if occasionally long-winded) book that covers a lot of interesting ground and seems to bewitch people, although Gerard at American Digest seems to have drunk the antidote, if I read him right. Anyways, read this excerpt and ask yourself if you don't want to know what happens next.
In the article linked above, Stephenson addresses some pretty interesting topics at length, and professes a love for Mac OSX. I just knew he was a smart feller . . .