Monday, November 29, 2010
I think a lot of people take for grated the changes we've experienced in the information age. Even the little things are different now. Remember when you had to come up with a time and meeting place before you left the house? These days you can just call when you're almost there. How about when TV lacked the ability to continuously overlay sports scores on the game? I remember loathing having to wait until commercial break to check the score of a game I started watching late. Information is everywhere. One of the nasty side effects is that you can't keep secrets anymore. If more than one person knows it, sooner or later everyone will know it. Copying information is trivial. Information can't be stopped. I just hope our State Department learns this lesson sooner than later. They can go after the people responsible for the leaks and they should, but they're not going to stop this sort of thing from happening. Wikileaks is the future. We all need to adapt. James Bond has nothing on an insider with a thumb drive.