Issue No.04 - July/August (2009 vol.7)
Marc Donner , Google
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When faced with a new thing, human beings do something very sensible. They try to harness previous experience and intuition in service of the new thing. How is this new thing like something that I already know and understand? Trying to model the new thing on some old thing can be efficient, making it easier to reason about the new thing by using analogies adopted from previous experience. We're in the midst of a huge society-wide change to move record keeping from paper systems to digital ones. In consequence, a vast number of existing rules can and should be rethought and revised. No better time than now, and no one better to do it than we.
Claude Shannon, security, privacy, recycling
Marc Donner, "New Models for Old", IEEE Security & Privacy, vol.7, no. 4, pp. 3-4, July/August 2009, doi:10.1109/MSP.2009.99