>Subj: CNN on Mitnick
>For what its worth, CNN had a 5 minute segment on two books which are
>in print about Tsutomu Shimomura and Kevin Mitnick.
Somehow this whole situation reminds me of the old saw "anyone who wants
to be a politician, shouldn't." Howscome the people who get the "rich
and famous" contracts are those who create an "attractive nuisance",
those who are attracted to them, and those who have access to national
tabloids disguising themselves as newspapers ?
In the meantime, for those who do their job properly, nothing happens and
employers wonder why they are paying them.
Sometimes it seems that in order to be a "designated hero", you need a
disaster which teaches that it is self-defeating to prevent the disaster in
the first place.
After all, where would David Sarnoff have been without the Titanic ? (Of
course, it helps if you can write the history books too).
ps the real import of the MasterCard/Visa/Microsoft/Netscape accord is in
the XIII (b) exclusions from ITAR. Take a look.