I’ve finally gotten around to digging out some of the older stuff I had stashed away on clip2.com, so (a)some of these stories are pretty old news (at least in Internet time) and (b) I’m probably ripping off some other bloggers. Sorry!
This BBC story" should be good news for people with nerve injuries. I wonder how much of this is due to the media attention following the Christopher Reeves injury?
Several cryptography vignettes in this Wired piece from last week. The Dumb Crypto section is spot-on: the stuff is damn hard to use. I’m not sure if it’s hard because it’s hard, or hard because the people who develop crypto software have a very different idea of what constitutes ‘usable’. I suspect both.
Along those same lines is this editorial from technocrat.net, which basically bemoans the complexity of the whole situation, without really offering any solutions. Look, we know it’s hard to understand, and boring as hell (to most people) on top of that. How about suggesting some solutions, eh?
For the To-Read-Later list (which always seems to grow; never shrink): Computer Stupidities.
That’s it for the day, I think. Still have quite a few emails to reply to… I really need to figure out where the time between 7 pm and 11 pm goes every night, because I’m surely not getting anything done in that time.