Daedalus (David E. H. Jones) did lambaste nanotechnology while
reviewing Regis's book Nano! Thus, Regis's book (at least the first
edition) predates the criticism and could not refer to it, barring
The reference is:
"Technical boundless optimism," by David E. H. Jones, Nature,
Vol. 374, No. 6525, April 27 1995, pages 835-837.
A response to the Jones review was created by Ralph Merkle and is
available on the web together with responses to other critics:
While attending the Foresight conference, I asked Ralph Merkle if Jones
had replied to the cogent points contained in Merkle's commentary and he
said that Jones had not replied.