Chapter 8 People Watching
Scott Pinzon, my friend and this book’s technical editor, has always liked (and related to) that song, “The Girl from Ipanema.” But the dude watching her in that song is clearly an amateur people-watcher. If he had read this chapter, he probably would have figured out what hotel she’s staying at (hotel key card), her probable income (are those flip-flops from Wal-Mart or Dolce-Gabbana?), and maybe even her room number (after shoulder-surfing the waiter to catch a glimpse of the room number on her bill). Skilled people watchers can learn a whole lot more in just a few quick glances. In this chapter we’ll take a look at a few examples of the types of things that draws a no-tech hacker’s eye.