The Book of Anonymity is a stunning achievement! It is luxuriantly interdisciplinary, highly original, and deeply reflective. It has the power to shock/provoke the reader into examining the taken for granted assumptions associated with a communication. These involve what is not, as well as what is, offered by the author. It should be in the library of anyone concerned with information control and revelation issues, as these touch anonymity and identifiability, privacy and publicity and secrecy and transparency. Whether involving scholarship, activism or art, the varied articles strike at the very core of contemporary new technology communication issues such as trust, legitimacy, access, authority and power, and the principled reciprocity central to the social bond and a decent (or, when these are lacking, an indecent) society.Gary T. Marx, Windows Into the Soul: Surveillance and Society in an Age of High Technology.