ITConversations is a terrific source of audio interviews with tech folks. In the latest ITC email newsletter, producer Doug Kaye said that his interview last year with security consultant and author Bruce Schneier is one of his all-time favorites.
This is the one interview I hope everyone will hear. Security
guru Bruce Schneier goes beyond cryptography and network
security to challenge our post-9/11 national security practices.
* "Homeland security measures are an enormous waste of money."
* "If the goal of security is to protect against yesterday's
attacks, we're really good at it."
* "More people are killed every year by pigs than by sharks,
which shows you how good we are at evaluating risk."
* "...people make bad security trade-offs when they're scared."
Recorded a year ago, our listeners agree: This is one of our best.
I asked Amy Parness, the co-founder of Sparkle Labs, maker of fantastic educational electronics kits, to write a Medium post about gender and the business of being a maker business person. Her terrific essay calls out the problems with “pink girly engineering kits.” From Medium:
Zero UI is the new term for “invisible interfaces”—what happens in the future when all the clicking and tapping and typing is history: “If you look at the history of computing, starting with the jacquard loom in 1801, humans have always had to interact with machines in a really abstract, complex way.” [Fast Company]
The Lytro Illum dares to be different, boasting even more robust features than its first generation predecessor and a sleek design reminiscent of professional DSLRs. What’s so cool about it? Most cameras capture the position of light rays, producing a statoc 2D image.
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