Cool little cartoon from xkcd reflects a larger problem of pervasive ignorance and apathy regarding computer security. When we asked several netizens their thoughts, the most common answer was “I don’t know, and I don’t care.”
We found that heightened responses after September 11 dissipated and reached a plateau at various points in time over a five-year period.
Easter time around these parts means we celebrate with little pieces of bread and egg. Just a little treat…made with fresh eggs. Argh. Peeling hard-boiled eggs is not my idea of a good time. But wait!
I just read a most interesting article in The Atlantic. You should pay attention to Frank Luntz, the pollster. The writer, Molly Ball, says
Most of all, Luntz says, he wishes we would stop yelling at one another. Luntz dreams of drafting some of the rich CEOs he is friends with to come up with a plan for saving America from its elected officials. “The politicians have failed; now it's up to the business community to stand up and be heard,” he tells me. “I want the business community to step up.” Having once thought elites needed to listen to regular people, he now wants the people to learn from their moneyed betters.
Get that? Saving America from it's elected officials. He's got a point there.
Next time you see the phrase Merry Xmas don’t get too upset. There’s a lot of history behind that X.
CRI Voice has a nice article on The Origin of “Xmas”.
…and while I’m here, Merry Christmas!