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Re: Collocation Access
Edward Lewis wrote:
Classical NANOG OT thread. Cant resist.But, I always thought that the purpose of most security was psychological reassurance anyway...
There is no doubt about it. 90% of security systems that were introduced following september 11 are knee jerk reactions to the threat of terroism.
Especialy when implemented by the private sector.
Case in point.
Pre 9/11, in WTC, you had to wait in line at the lobby and show ID and be issued a visitor badge with your picture taken and stored and/or be escorted up.
This was a knee jerk reaction to the previous bombings. (As if car bombs in the garage has something to do with ID passes in the lobby)
We all know what happens next. Very effective security if you ask me. They couldnt get in throught the lobby, so.....
Entry to 7WTC now requires.....bag searches.
The conspiracy theory states that people simply like to pretend that they are in control. That it is just a power trip.
Funny, entry to the crowded streets of manhattan requires.....nothing.
And judging by timing, that was not their intention.