torsdag 6 oktober 2011

Asimov om vi-måste-göra-någonting-ismen

Om nånannanismens uttalade antites, från Decrepit Old Fool, ur Isaac Asimovs Let's Get Together (1957), via Bruce Schneier:

“Impossible!” said Jeffreys. “Completely impossible. The welfare of all of Us is very largely in my hands, and doing nothing is the one thing I cannot do. I agree with you, perhaps, that X-ray machines at sports arenas are a kind of skin-deep measure that won’t be effective, but it has to be done so that people, in the aftermath, do not come to the bitter conclusion that we tossed our country away for the sake of a subtle line of reasoning that encouraged donothingism.”

Och i vanlig ordning var den gode Asimov långt före sin tid, där just röntgenmaskiner används som en del av flygvardagen, samt - ur USA Today, via Boing Boing:

Under the new "enhanced" pat-down procedures, the NFL wants all 32 clubs to search fans from the ankles to the knees as well as the waist up. Previously, security guards only patted down fans from the waist up while looking for booze, weapons or other banned items.

Och då Sellecks mustasch nyligen fick välförtjänt utrymme så bör även Asimovs polisonger uppmärksammas:
Några tidigare inlägg på temat:
- Massövervakning utvärderat, igen
- Check every bag policy

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