HEARD OF THE BROKEN WINDOWS THEORY?

“The number of security exploits will never reach zero. But we can dramatically blunt the impact of cybercriminals and are dedicating a major portion of our R&D investments to security advances.”

Microsoft chairman Bill Gates, telling customers to expect nothing but bug fixes for the next three years, InformationWeek, 31 March 2004

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TAKE ME OUT TO THE HOT SPOT

“We’ve created, if not the largest, one of the largest hot spots in the world.”

San Francisco Giants chief operating officer Larry Baer, providing another reason for fans to ignore the action on the field by installing Wi-Fi, News.com, 30 March 2004

BILE SHARING

“Some unscrupulous corporations may have exploited new technologies … so that ordinary consumers and children become, in effect, ‘human shields’ against copyright owners and law enforcement agencies.”

Senator Orrin Hatch (D.-RIAA), on the amusing conspiracy theories he’s come up with to justify outlawing peer-to-peer networks, Senate.gov, 25 March 2004