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Today's "Pearls Before Swine" strip is amusing..
Pearls Before Swine strip for January 27th 2004


It was rather disturbing to read of Dean's notion of "smart cards" potentially being a required component of all computers; The Register has some clarification on the issue, including referencing a link between his campaign manager and a company tightly involved in TCPA-style "trusted computing".
 
 
 
 
 
 
I'm generally pretty clueless on these things, but I must say that this TCPA stuff has screamed "this is a very bad thing" at me ever since I first heard about it. "Trusted" is not the word I'd use!