Cryptonomicon Topics for Discussion

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Explain the relationship between mathematics and cryptology.

Lawrence Waterhouse, Rudy von Hacklheber and Alan Turing all meet during Lawrence's sophomore year at Princeton. Describe what paths their careers took and how they all came together again.

Why was Detachment 2702 sent on missions to attract the attention of the Germans?

What is The Crypt and why is it significant?

How are the items Amy and Doug found on the sunken U-boat tied to Waterhouse, Turing, and von Hacklhebeer?

Why is Epiphyte Corporation threatened with lawsuits from Dr. Kepler and Andrew Loeb?

What was the purpose of the Vault known as Golgotha? How did Goto Dengo survive?

Why was Epiphyte Corporation interested in the gold? What were their plans for the gold?

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