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Re: <nettime> Bill Gates Speaks About Context, Abstract Code, andSoftwar
jeremy beaudry on Fri, 27 Feb 2004 11:54:48 +0100 (CET)


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Re: <nettime> Bill Gates Speaks About Context, Abstract Code, andSoftware's Future at Carnegie Mellon University


Nathan Hactivist wrote:

 > The other major hurdle stopping media from flying through 
the air more
 > regularly are the issues around trustworthy computing.

"trustworthy computing" always gives me pause for alarm.  a 
few months back I happened upon a fairly comprehensive 
synopsis of this apparently innocuous little project being 
developed by The Trusted Computing Group (TCG) - an alliance 
of Microsoft, Intel, IBM, HP and AMD. 
http://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/~rja14/tcpa-faq.html - compiled by a 
professor of security engineering at cambridge.  one of the 
many dangerous implications of TC is an entirely proprietary 
(hence, closed) system in which hardware/software/content 
will not function without "legitimatization" from a 
centralized, remote uber-server.  interesting, though, to 
think about what kinds of rogue systems, networks, content 
might develop (are developing).

jb

jeremy beaudry // http://meaning.boxwith.com


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