What happened?

Twenty-five year ago I tried to encrypt my email. It didn t work. My recipients laughed and ignored my emails. Twenty-five years ago I cautioned my sons “be careful what you post on the Internet, it is forever long after the initial context is gone. They laughted. A couple of days ago I posted a relatively passive commentary about the tax bill. I received a response that I thought was lucid and insightful. I asked the respondent if I could post their response without attribution. The answer was no. What was shocking was the why. Paraphrasing “I am unwilling to expose myself to the hateful attacks of the left to include physical danger to myself and my family.” What saddened me was that I could not disagree.Paranoia? I thought about this and the results were frightening. It was already all over. Google had read the text of his email – as they do to every email to a gmail account. Somewhere without any privacy regulation his political views were available to Google s AI. And Googles e

Happy New Year

A quiet couple of days. I didn t make it to Sydney as planned. Ended up celebrating on the Brisbane River. Since it was a weekend I expected to see a lot of boats but it was surprisingly quiet. That is good because every boat that goes past wakes Reboot. An uncomfortable PITA.Fair winds and following seas 🙂