20-Dec-2005Schneier on Bush’s Illegal Eavesdropping on American CitizensNSA and Bush’s Illegal Eavesdropping: The fundamental issue here is security, but it’s not the security most people think of. James Madison famously said: “If men were angels, no government would be necessary. If angels were to govern men, neither external nor internal controls on government would be necessary.” Terrorism is a serious risk to…
20-Dec-2005Heartbreaking RetrospectHow refreshing it is to read about mistakes made in designing web applications! In Getting it Right, Ari Paparo waxes on why del.icio.us had success with giving users functionality, while his company blink, did not. Great one for the web geeks in my audience.