Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Orwellian - but in reverse

After all the griping about privacy concerns and Google having too much information about people, I'm glad to see someone looking at the other side of the coin:


I love the idea of "armchair science" enabled by vast, powerful web applications. Privacy is only a problem if some have it and some don't. If I get to watch everything the government does, I'm less bothered that it's watching what I do. Or even better, if most of the people I know are watching what it does. We can all be Sangamon Taylor (see Zodiac by Neal Stephenson).


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