1. “Don’t give me that ‘White Hat/Black Hat’ nonsense, Linus,” said Gabriel. “All our hats are grey and you damn well know it.”
2. “The fact that you even know about Bitcoin means it’s deader than Schrodinger’s Cat probably is,” said Natal33 with a smirk.
3. The Halcyon7 Wyrm was attacking the firewall with a speed that no one could have anticipated. Least of all the elite security team for DataMax Corp.
4. “A healthy diet of Onions and VPN will make you live a lot longer,” Gabriel said. “It’s better than exercise and a gluten free diet for my money.”
5. “The greatest hack of all is simply to let them underestimate you. And they always do,” Natal33 said as she finished off another can of CaffeinePure Blue.
6. "Our customers think they merely use our products. The fact, ladies and gentlemen, is that our users are our product. The utility they gain from our software is merely ornamental," Chairman Dazuki told the board members who nodded in agreement.
7. Linus adjusted the control of the VR rig and leaned back. He had earned some time to relax. By morning, he would be dead.
8. The lights of Tokyo cast long shadows.
9. Within milliseconds Natal33 had stolen the identities of all of DataMax Corp.’s 8321 employees, but only one of them mattered. And she got it. Chairman Dazuki was hers. Or rather she was now him in every way that actually mattered.
10. “A third grader could have spotted that hole in the defenses. And I skipped third through fifth grades.”
11. “Morality is a luxury we can’t afford,” Gabriel said. “The Companies certainly can afford that luxury, but they don’t avail themselves of it as it conflicts with maximizing shareholder value.”
12. “God is not in the code,” Natal33 said. “God is the code.”