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Re: Government minister takes pop at Microsoft security

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____/ chrisv on Thursday 22 May 2008 16:40 : \____

> bbgruff wrote:
>> I'm not suggesting that anybody has a magic wand, Roy.
>> However, (like the original link between smoking and lung cancer etc.),
>> I feel that the first step to solving any problem is recognising it,
>> getting past the denials by those with a vested interest, and bringing
>> it out into the open (pun intended!).
>> This speech (to me) is very similar to getting the BBC (as it now does)
>> to talk about "Windows viruses" when they *mean* Windows viruses, and
>> not to talk about "Computer viruses".  The one highlights the problem
>> and its source, whilst the other conveys the impression that the
>> problem is a fact of life, and that nothing can be done.
> Hear, hear!

Microsoft encourages oversimplification in thinking, but it's not as positive
as it sounds because it discourages exploration of improvements.

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