Monday, February 16, 2009
David Akin comments on "fixing the Internet"
David Akin, whose posting on Farber's List triggered this blog's previous post on Fixing the Internet, sent the following note to me in response. It is a little window into why reporters think about (and write about) what they do. It is published with his permission.
Saw the post you sent around to Zittrain, Weinberger, Lessig et al -- nice!
Something else struck me as I was reading it: I've now been out of the tech game, if you will, for three years. (I've been reporting on federal politics here since then) And that means I've not been subject to the press bumpf etc. from the computer security industry. Back when I was a tech reporter -- and getting all that security and privacy bumpf every day -- I worried a lot about, well, security and privacy.
Not anymore. The Internet -- thanks to all the great engineers who are constantly trying to patch the potholes -- works great and I hardly even notice.
In fact, some say the biggest danger for Canadian network users right now ain't from malicious hackers -- it's from our own federal government! [See: http://www.ottawacitizen.com/Technology/CRTC+takes/1294111/story.html]
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