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The worst part of it is that some of the people involved in writing the document were high-powered, sincere security practitioners. It must have been a hard wake-up call for them to learn how things work in Washington. You can tell that a lot of thought and effort went into this document, and the fact that it was gutted at the behest of special interests is shameful...but typical.
So now everyone gets to feel good about doing his or her part for security, and nothing changes.
Security is a commons. Like air and water and radio spectrum, any individual's use of it affects us all. The way to prevent people from abusing a commons is to regulate it. Companies didn't stop dumping toxic wastes into rivers because the government asked them nicely. Companies stopped because the government made it illegal to do so.
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[The Shifted Librarian]
"Now here's a bit of interesting handheld history. I spoke with Jonathan Zakin, currently chairman and CEO of Proxim. Zakin was part of the executive team that engineered the purchase of Palm when he was at U.S. Robotics.
Zakin told me that the company never thought the Palm would take off as a handheld device but that instead it would become the central device for home networking. The concept was that U.S. Robotics would make various cradles, each serving a different function: a cell-phone cradle, a radio cradle, a cradle to control the television and stereo, and even a cradle for the car. Pop your Palm into a cradle, and it becomes that device.
'We thought the value would be in the cradle,' Zakin says. He adds that U. S. Robotics intended to manufacture the cradles, expecting that, although there might be one or two handhelds in the home, consumers would have as many as a dozen or more cradles -- three or four each of radio and cell-phone cradles, for example.
Well, U.S. Robotics never got around to addressing that because the darn thing took off as a handheld. But now, maybe Palms, Pocket PCs, and even big, so-called smart phones are at the end of their consumer run."
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