The Tale of the Radioactive Boy Scout. Kids, don’t try this at home.
Nature Magazine: “Information doesn’t want to be free. Information wants to be valuable.” – Tim O’Reilly quoting Larry Wall.
Clay Shirky: Hailstorm: Open Web Services Controlled by Microsoft
The Strange Tale of Denial of Service Attacks. I wil let you form your own conclusions about the vulnerability of the types of computers talked about in this long, but excellent, article.
Related to the above story is this Register article: Windows XP will make Internet unstable. Maybe that’s Microsoft’s ultimate plan; to ruin the Internet as it exists today so it can supplant it with it’s own proprietary version that works only with MS-centric hardware and software. In fact, if WinXP does end up causing instability of the open standards-based Internet, expect the Internet to fracture into two: a non-Microsoft Internet and a Microsoft Internet, with the latter being completely based on Microsoft’s .NET, Hailstorm, and Passport technologies.
Jef Raskin: The Humane Touch: Bad Design Can Be Costly
Buy yours now. Parachute pants are coming back in style…
Posted by Cameron Barrett at May 31, 2001 08:10 PM