Lessig in Red Herring: Anti-trusting Microsoft

Lawrence Lessig: “The fury about Microsoft’s June announcement of Palladium is a perfect example [of how we, by obsessing about their anticompetitive behavior, might miss the ways they could help solve problems]. [...] Palladium implements a “trusted computing architecture” on the Windows platform. If this crucial bit of the operating system works as designed, a Palladium-enabled machine could give users interacting with it assurance that the machine will do just what it says. [–––] Microsoft has thus sold Palladium in the name of privacy and security. But commentators have quickly skipped over these parts, focusing instead on whether Palladium would enable Microsoft to hit again.” (Via Lawrence Lessig.)

The above was posted to my personal weblog on September 12, 2002. My name is Peter Lindberg and I am a thirtysomething software developer and dad living in Stockholm, Sweden. Here, you’ll find posts in English and Swedish about whatever happens to interest me for the moment.


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