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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 ...
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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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