Because of scheduling conflicts, we didn't have the presentation yesterday, and so we had extended random access. I used the opprotunity to bring my "windows apocalypse" thread into the conversation there. It was very enlightening, to say the least, and I found it quite valuable.
I managed to get some concensus from the group on the overall subject of security:
- ANY system is more secure in the hands of Proficient Technical users
- ANY system is less secure in the hands of an "average" user
Lunchtime conversation was quite interesting, as I solicited doomsday scenarios (which had crept up in various comments at the meeting). The Avian Flu Pandemic scenario is a new one to me... and given the reputation of the member who brought it up, is something worth worrying about. The Peak Oil scenero ended up being the topic of conversation, however.
As time went on, I found there were a few camps to which one could belong, but we didn't get to any concensus. I don't know if it was a limit of time, the less moderated nature of conversation over excellent food, or the overall nature of the topic, which prevented this.
After sleeping on it, and looking back in retrospect, I find myself wanting. I want to get to the truth in all of this. I want to participate in a dialog, and explore the idea space. It there truely is a problem, I want to be part of the solution. I wonder how well this blog, as well as all of the other means of conversation at my disposal (Phone, IM, Email, Letters, etc.) will work towards this goal.
All of this leads to this question:
- How do I best use this blog as a means of seeking and sharing truth?
I'll be listening,