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Tuesday, 7 September 2010

Haiku #255

Google's warning us
our data's at risk on the web -
we're screen-fixated

8 comments:

Tabor said...

Well, after following the fires in Boulder near my relatives homes, I wonder where our data is safe.

The Weaver of Grass said...

I think we just have to assume that anything we put on the computer is public knowledge.

Raj said...

thatb instinct to trust what everyone says is good is so, catastropic.

TechnoBabe said...

I don't think it is news that what we do online is public knowledge.

Anonymous said...

From Therese B. -- I like the assonance of "risk" and "fixated."

Windsmoke. said...

How true that is considering the amount of identity theft and stealing from bank accounts as a result. I don't know about screen fixated does that include watching T.V. that's screen.

Rachel Fenton said...

You have a keen critical eye for these haiku, Dave.

I liked how there was the possibility for it to mean both that our data isn't safe from others, and that it isn't safe[guarded] from being deleted without our say so.

Is google warning or threatening in this instance?

Where would we be without google? Talking to our neighbours in person - possibly...

Dave King said...

Good question Rachel Remembering what Google has been up to in the Data Stakes, I think this is an example of the poacher warning us about the activ ities of the gamekeeper. I think Weaver has it about right, though. And yes, Windsmoke it was meant to include T.V., games consoles and whatever else may be in the pipeline for us.
AnonymousYup, well pointed-out.
Tabor Don't think I know about this, but it sounds worrying.
RajAgreed