well, I finished the book, then it was off to the laptop
to do some update checking and some web link checking as well. I found the information very well presented and I will place this book in the ships library for future reference. I was dissappointed at first seeing a bnch of links to web sites that have the info I was hoping to read but for the most part, treat this "novel" as a glorified table of contents to the information highway.
On a scale of 1-10 I give it a 7-8 because it did have info that for the most part was something I didn't know and never gave it a thought. Now that I do know... I'm more well armed to deal with the laws and restrictions that abound everywhere.
On a planet that is fast approaching the Orwell novel blueprint in all developed countries, I find the search for more un-restrictive locations to be harder and harder to satisfy.
I'd recommend it.