OASIS Mailing List ArchivesView the OASIS mailing list archive below
or browse/search using MarkMail.


Help: OASIS Mailing Lists Help | MarkMail Help



   Re: [xml-dev] Managing Innovation

[ Lists Home | Date Index | Thread Index ]

David Megginson scripsit:

>  > The only way to make a computer crack-resistant is to unplug it,
>  > put it in a locked safe, and then fill the safe not quite full of
>  > concrete.
> That's crack-proof (the risk of cracking is small enough that it
> becomes unreasonable).

Umm, I was punning on "crack"; a computer full of concrete is most
unlikely to crack!

> For simple crack-resistance, a hardened OS and
> installation, some kind of independent integrity monitor, a locked and
> guarded room, and no network connection should be good enough.

Well, it depends on how easy it is to subvert the guard.  This is a
paradigm case of "crunchy outside, soft inside".

> When people ask me to list the advantages of markup languages like
> XML, this is usually one of the first things that comes up -- XML is
> extremely Sneakernet compatible, so that you can burn all of your data
> onto a CD or floppy, carry it 200 meters, and then load it into the


Her he asked if O'Hare Doctor tidings sent from far     John Cowan
coast and she with grameful sigh him answered that      www.ccil.org/~cowan
O'Hare Doctor in heaven was. Sad was the man that word  www.reutershealth.com
to hear that him so heavied in bowels ruthful. All      jcowan@reutershealth.com
she there told him, ruing death for friend so young,
algate sore unwilling God's rightwiseness to withsay.   _Ulysses_, "Oxen"


News | XML in Industry | Calendar | XML Registry
Marketplace | Resources | MyXML.org | Sponsors | Privacy Statement

Copyright 2001 XML.org. This site is hosted by OASIS