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Thursday, December 22, 2005

Can you trust your computer?

Can you trust your computer? - GNU Project - Free Software Foundation (FSF)

With all the hoopla, excitement, and general craziness among bloggers, it's time to slow down and process some of the frenzied news from the last year. With that time to think, there are some serious questions that need to be asked amongst the digerati. Here's a starting point for a few posts on various aspects of control, specifically related to the "brave new digital world".

Keep in mind, for my more geeky readers, that it is a new world, and it's really still in it's toddler years, if not infancy. There are many battles to be fought, and many lines to be drawn. Unfortunately due to the raw power and nearly unlimited reach provided by the internet, this is one baby that's growing up more quickly than it can learn the value of the guidelines successful societies have followed for hundreds of years....

While the referenced article is more than a little old (at least in internet time), it takes on a chilling new gravitas against the sordid story of Sony. How the Sony situation is handled, and how we respond to other attempts to cross reasonable lines of behavior, will determine what our tomorrows hold.