Tag: FUD

  • Rebuttal: The Pyrrhic Benefit of FUD

    [This was originally published on attrition.org. This is a rebuttal piece to The Benefits of FUD (2011-07-07) by Emmett Jorgensen.] I wrote an article about Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt (FUD) back in 1999, after dealing with it in different capacities for years prior. The FUD we deal with as part of life and society is one thing; it is so […]

  • The Crime of Punishment

    [This was originally published on The Synthesis and mirrored on attrition.org.] As you read this, an unusual legal case history is being established around the prosecution of computer crime. Because computer crime is still a relatively new aspect in the arena of law and prosecution, each and every case sets important precedent that will be […]

  • The Newbie’s Guide to Fear, Uncertainty, and Doubt

    [This was originally published on Hacker News Network (HNN) and mirrored on attrition.org.] Introduction Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt (FUD). We all live with it, and we’re all accustomed to it at one level or another: “Do I have enough insurance?”; “Did I leave the coffee pot on when I left for work this morning?”; “Will […]