Of late there’s been more kerfuffle about security implications of The Semantic Web and of Web 2.0. And it makes me wonder.
We spend a lot of money making sure information is buried under at least six foot of concrete, flying a variety of flags of convenience: Privacy; Confidentiality; Secrecy; Competitive Advantage…..
We spend a lot of money then exhuming the buried information, also flying a variety of flags of convenience: Openness and Transparency, Sarbanes-Oxley, Freedom of Information, Right to Personal Data, Disclosure, Eliot Spitzer…..
And the reason why we spend so much money doing all this is that we find the most complicated ways of locking up the information in the first place….
And you know/ it makes me wonder/what’s going on/under the ground/Do you know? Don’t you wonder?
[Crosby, Stills and Nash: Deja Vu]