[cap-talk] Define petname - back up a bit, down towording, recommendation?

Karp, Alan H alan.karp at hp.com
Thu Feb 24 20:39:20 EST 2005

Jed Donnelley wrote:
> Any suggestions for such a term other than "trust"?
I prefer to turn it around and use the word "vulnerable".  "I am
vulnerable to this site misusing my credit card number."  "I am
vulnerable to this site disclosing my health records."  That's same as
saying that I trust them with that information but without the baggage
of using the word trust.

Alan Karp
Principal Scientist
Virus Safe Computing Initiative
Hewlett-Packard Laboratories
1501 Page Mill Road
Palo Alto, CA 94304
(650) 857-3967, fax (650) 857-7029
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