What can only be described as a “witheringly hostile” take on the digital humanities’ relationships to the security state. Read on paper so no real digital notes, but most useful for an interesting counterhistory of “cryptophilology,” humanities computing avant la lettre. Interesting also to read its central chapter about passwords against Martin Eve’s Object Lessons book about the same topic. However, bogged down in fairly vitriolic attacks on a caricature of the digital humanities—and suffers from the missteps of trying to be a Grand Statement About The World Today and coming off more like a wet fish.