Archive for March, 2004

HEARD OF THE BROKEN WINDOWS THEORY?

March 31, 2004

“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

TAKE ME OUT TO THE HOT SPOT

March 31, 2004

“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

OUR ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY: NANO NANO

March 29, 2004

“All of the relevant agencies are now very actively looking at existing regulations to examine the degree to which they do or might not cover adequately these new nanoscale materials.”

White House nanotech advisor Clayton Teague, reacting to discoveries that nanoscale materials kill aquatic life, The Washington Post, 28 March 2004

Friday’s Ditherati incorrectly identified Orrin Hatch’s

March 27, 2004

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BILE SHARING

March 26, 2004

“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

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