08 August 2005

Information Age, yea right.

It's common knowledge that I'm big on personal privacy. And it's not like I don't have good reasons to be paranoid. Unfortunately give a little privacy scare to the general public and they go bum-over-teakettle with rules, regulations, and restrictions.

How are we expected to get anything done in an era when you can't believe someone is who they say they are, you can't accept any proof from them directly, and third parties who could verify information refuse because of privacy concerns.

We are playing right into the hands of the credit bureas (a plague on all their houses!) with this moronic rigamarole. Honestly! It makes you start to appreciate the perspective of those tree-hugging wack-jobs who insist we all have to start living off the grid.

As someone who makes a living building technology purely to manage the flows of information, my thoughts over the last few days have been downright heretical against my industry. Then again, since a majority of the people in my industry are incompetent stooges, that's not the most uncommon of stances for me to take, now is it?

Enough ranting...happy thoughts. Happy thoughts...

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