[cap-talk] High level dissonance
toby.murray at comlab.ox.ac.uk
Sat Feb 23 20:13:42 EST 2008
On Sat, 2008-02-23 at 12:14 -0800, ihab.awad at gmail.com wrote:
> On Sat, Feb 23, 2008 at 2:57 AM, Toby Murray
> <toby.murray at comlab.ox.ac.uk> wrote:
> > I don't think we can do that, whilst allowing users to innovate and
> > experiment with their machine in generative ways.
> > The trick is to find a way to do POLA while allowing the machine (i.e.
> > the software it runs etc.) to remain fluid.
> > ... there is a tension there with allowing
> > the user freedom and preventing them from having to make too many
> > choices.
> These 3 sentences are great; thank you! :)
I'm partly parroting the words of Jonathan Zittrain here.
He recently gave a talk at OUCL (Oxford Uni Computing Lab) about the
future of the internet that I was fortunate enough to attend. He raised
a basic question that remains in my mind:
"How to we allow the user to remain secure whist allowing them to
experiment/innovate/generate content with their machine (by writing
their own code or running new code provided by third-paries?)".
It is the power of the desktop PC that has brought to life so much of
the potential of the net. We must strive to harness that power whist
seeking to provide a true POLA interface.
This seems no easy feat to say the least.
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