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Unserious About Security · Our de­vices all touch the In­ter­net all the time. There are many peo­ple on the In­ter­net who are ex­treme­ly smart and ex­treme­ly bad and want to steal your mon­ey. We need to take se­cu­ri­ty very se­ri­ous­ly. The tech community’s writ­er­s, both pro­fes­sion­al and am­a­teur, are do­ing an in­ad­e­quate job; ar­guably guilty of both reck­less­ness and lazi­ness ...
Links Creep In · Roger Sper­berg first no­ticed it, and I don’t know how long it’s been go­ing on; but check out this col­umn by Mau­reen Dowd in the New York Times. Or­di­nary enough, but scroll down and look closer: it has a cou­ple of hy­per­links. One is to an­oth­er NYT sto­ry, but another’s to a piece over at the Wash­ing­ton Post. I won­der who put them in, Ms Dowd or the ed­i­to­ri­al staff? I won­der if there’s a pol­i­cy for what can be linked to and what must be linked to? I won­der if the links are sta­ble or will van­ish be­hind a pay­wal­l?
Read Governor · James Gover­nor that is, whose space on­line has been con­sis­tent­ly strong. He’s a must-read for Sun peo­ple be­cause he fre­quent­ly holds forth on what we should and shouldn’t be do­ing, but I think any­one in­ter­est­ed in our pro­fes­sion would find a sub­scrip­tion worth the in­vest­ment of time. Just at the mo­ment on the front page are strong pieces on Rexx, Lin­ux safe­ty, and vi­su­al­iz­ing Ama­zon Web Ser­vices.
Go Dan Go · That Dan Gill­mor, he’s gone in­die and so far it’s been good for him; swing­ing might­i­ly with the truth­stick, on suc­ces­sive days he’s scored sting­ing blows on two guys named Jobs and Gates. Sam­ple sen­tence: The pu­ri­ty of this lie is re­mark­able. Yep, looks like on­go­ing can hap­pi­ly out­source its castigating-personal-computer-company-CEO op­er­a­tions to Mr. Gill­mor.
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