Post Tue Sep 19, 2006 3:21 pm

BUZZ words.

the fact that a word can be hyped so much that it becomes almost entirely detatched from its own concept frightens me. Here's an example. The word FIREWALL! is so detatched from firewalling that its actually causing real problems. I was talking with a friend in class today... He doesn't know LINUX!, but he heard that he could install smoothwall on an old machine and set it up like a FIREWALL!. The machine he uses is now missing a few crucial windows updates, but he assumes this to be trivial because he has a LINUX! based FIREWALL! Of course he doesn't know hte first thing about keeping his smoothwall box secure, but he sure likes using it to practice linux console stuff...