[Cryptography] "push within the entire IT industry to, make everything "Web-centric"

Ray Dillinger bear at sonic.net
Wed Oct 20 22:18:03 EDT 2021

On 10/20/21 7:41 PM, Ron Garret wrote:
> That’s not a dumb question, but it is the wrong question.  Suppose there were such a market.  How would you enforce this guarantee?  For example:
>> A tablet for reading books, can be used for .... reading books, full stop.
>> How are you going to get the books onto the tablet without connecting to the internet?  And if you allow it to connect to the internet, how are you going to ensure that all it does with that connection is download books?
I used a USB stick, actually, with my Nook (post Linux installation). 
It seems to work just fine.

>> It is the impossibility of enforcing such a guarantee that causes a market for such things not to exist.  
It's pretty easy to enforce a guarantee on something that doesn't have a
wifi radio, ethernet port, or protocol stack.  And I don't have a
problem getting information from the Internet and then feeding it to a
device using storage media.  My point is there's nothing out there on
the Internet that needs data from my device - at least not for any
reason useful to me - so there's no need for the device to be able to
send packets.


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