Grappling with the New World

There are a handful of networked devices I require to do my job and be a participant in the modern world. Outside of that, an Adama approach seems prudent.

Except for the computers I need in my life, I want my technology to be as dumb as possible. Once a device is networked, all bets are off.

Does your refrigerator, stove, or automobile really need a networked computer inside of it? Do you really want a dedicated, networked device with a microphone always listening for your commands inside of your home?

via Grappling with the New World – Paul Ciano.

Quite possibly the best reference to Battlestar Galactica I’ve ever seen in real life. The Galactica had many computers for a variety of tasks, but none of them were networked because it left them too susceptible to Cylon attack.

Paul’s got a good head on his shoulders, and I’m proud to work with him.

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