Forwarded from: Brian McWilliams <bmcwat_private> At 04:19 AM 8/13/01, InfoSec News forwarded on: > as for the twinkies, i prefer not to name names. they're a > 'type'. they think company flacks are a legitimate news source. > (well they can be, so long as you're questioning them about their > competitors, lol). they're gullibile, and ambitious, and > well-groomed, and they don't expect people to lie to them. they > went to schools like my alma mater (Williams), but they imagined > their professors were all wonderful people, and cherish their > diplomas. they can read and digest difficult text, and re-cap it > on command; they've learned to follow complex instructions, meet > deadlines with pluck, and go about things in a 'professional' > manner -- that is, without reluctance, personal flair or (Heaven > forbid) independent moral reasoning. They lack imagination, > talent, and most of all, courage. And they make me sick. Thomas, Our colleagues are not perfect, but this is the most mean-spirited thing I've read in a long time. What the hell is the relevance of grooming?! Your willingness to leap to such generalizations is a dangerous tendency in a journalist. At best, it leads to the sort of stereotyping that claims all hackers are pimply social misfits. At worst, it could cause a reporter to force facts to fit his hypotheses or biases. Brian - ISN is currently hosted by Attrition.org To unsubscribe email majordomoat_private with 'unsubscribe isn' in the BODY of the mail.
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