Linked by Eugenia Loli on Wed 8th Dec 2004 20:48 UTC, submitted by Nicholas
Editorial I just spent the last several days reading the lengthy essay "Ying and Yang of Security" which explores the origins of security on the personal computer and explains why the current models are outdated. It seems to argue that security systems designed to keep the system safe are relics of the days of mainframes when the system was more important than the user, but for a personal computer the user is more important than the system.
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Re: Features
by Chris on Thu 9th Dec 2004 00:40 UTC

I really don't understand how some geeks translate "feature" into "bloat". When did features become a bad thing?

Features aren't always synonomous with bloat, but often the way they're implemented means they are.