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Re: Its not just Spam and DDOS anymore (was Re: OT: Re: User

  • From: Patrick
  • Date: Mon Jul 28 00:25:11 2003

On Mon, 28 Jul 2003, Paul Vixie wrote:

> so while i think you mean "one of the reasons computers are subtracting
> from rather than adding to the average user's privacy is because the
> average user doesn't want to perform the difficult acts of mental focus
> and usage discipline that would be required by such a privacy benefit".
> and i agree.  however, the bigger reason is that privacy is not a benefit
> in the eyes of the people who are truly in control of the world's computers.
> so, if it's going to happen, it's going to have to be a grass roots thing.

I agree 100%. When I refer to "people in control", I'm not speaking of end
users generally(unless you happen to be a user that wrote and/or
audited their own OS and every piece of code that runs on their boxes,)
but rather the programmers, and those who write their paychecks(where

                               Patrick Greenwell
         Asking the wrong questions is the leading cause of wrong answers