Beyond the War on General Purpose Computing: Whats Inside the Box? presented at DEF CON 20

by Cory Doctorow,

Tags: Security

Summary : Assuming the failure of all the calls to regulate
PCs and the Internet because people might
do bad things with them, what then? Civil war,
thats what. The su/user split we inherited from
multiuser systems has given us a false intuition:
that owners of computers, and not their users,
should set policy on them. How will that play
out when your car, house, legs, ears and heart
are driven by computers that you dont own?