[linux-elitists] Monday 15 Dec: first all-Open Source System-on-Chip
Fri Dec 12 15:01:55 PST 2003
On Fri, Dec 12, 2003 at 05:29:57PM -0500, Mister Bad wrote:
>>>>>> "SDS" == Seth David Schoen <email@example.com> writes:
> SDS> You don't have to have a trusted computing machine to be
> SDS> harmed by other people's abuses of trusted computing, because
> SDS> the most important harms are from lost interoperability.
>So, I wanted to see if there's a better word for trusted computing
>than "trusted computing".
>As a programmer, I know you shouldn't trust _any_ software. Software
>is _at best_ a faithful but bumbling zombie servant that ineptly
>performs your bidding. At worst, it's an evil zombie that wants to
>kill you and eat your brain. Neither kind of zombie should be trusted
>implicitly with your car keys or your cat.
>I think a better term may be "untrusted computing", since the whole
>point is that the computer owner is not trusted to choose the software
>he or she wants to run. Other terms:
> * subjugated computing
> * yoked computing
> * mortgaged computing
> * centralized computing
Maybe we could sue them for false advertising? :)
Jim Richardson http://www.eskimo.com/~warlock
The first lesson of war, my son, is that you can only
parry a sword blow with your hand once.
-- Louie the One-Armed Wonder
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