Duncan Hart

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“Security” wobbles drunkenly

Quite possibly the best ‘security’ rant I’ve seen:

“Of the innumerable things I detest about information technology, first prize goes to the word “security.” Not the concepts behind it, the actual word. The definition of “security” wobbles drunkenly all about the dictionary depending on who’s speaking, who’s listening, the context, and the distance to the nearest brute squad. It’s a transcendental state where everyone is perfectly safe from everyone, but it’s not inconvenient or intimidating or incomprehensible in the slightest. Security is Happy Fun Land, where everybody eats hot fudge sundaes all day every day without developing diabetes or gaining so much as a gram. The only way to make this word even slightly meaningful is to tightly define the context.”

Michael Lucas I salute you 🖖