Morning Reading – Saturday, December 19, 2020
I grew up when a man was in the White House who said very simply, the measure of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much, but whether we provide enough for those who have too little. … — it was Franklin Roosevelt.
As for the president, he did not appear at all.
How will I know who’s vaccinated? Will the local papers write up vaccination announcements with black-and-white photos, detailing who got vaccinated, and when, and what makes them and their vaccinations so special?
At this time last year, Disneyland was so busy that on December 27, the park hit capacity and stopped selling tickets or allowing passholders through the gates. This year, it’s a different story.
The suspicious log-in prompted the firm, FireEye, to begin investigating what it ultimately determined to be a highly damaging vulnerability in software used across the government and by many Fortune 500 companies.
This is the core danger of a supply chain attack such as the SolarWinds breach. Attackers get a huge amount of access all at once and can have their pick of the victims while responders are left playing catch up.
Bringing the B61s home would be a first step in openly acknowledging that. It’s long past time that Oppenheimer’s “two scorpions” analogy ceased to apply.
The weird thing about the email-newsletter revolution is not how big it has become but why it is happening now. How did something compiled by churches, clubs and far-flung families for hundreds of years suddenly become a hot, multimillion-dollar, VC-backed industry?
When I met Barry, I said, “Whatever you’re doing, I want to be part of it.” He said, “I don’t deal with clients. That will be your role.” In my blog, I share what I’m learning in real time. There’s always a new topic—cryptocurrency, tariffs, interest rates, the intersection of elections with markets. I try to share my own process.
There are two big areas to this topic. The first is how new technology can capture our important life stories, perhaps in new interactive ways, for the generations to come. The second, more mundane part is dealing with your digital life—how your accounts, files and folders can make it into someone else’s hands.
“I never get tired of it, every day is a fun day,” he told The Post. “What more can you ask from life?”