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Leave it to the $cientologists and the SSSCA to put me in the unforseeable position of agreeing with Dave Winer on something...
The laws occur because of these factors:
Very true. But I still think any congressman who's ever voted for a law "because we need to get tough on computer crime" after ever having made the statement, "Oh, computers are just too complicated for me," ought to be ashamed.
Actually, I tend to feel that anyone under the age of 70 who's ever made that statement should take it back. In other areas of life, we call that "giving up," and it's not looked upon with respect.
Hardly. They're elected from something far worse than even the general population [guardian.co.uk] -- lawyers!
No law (hah hah!) says that congressmen must be lawyers. But almost all of them are.
On a side note, I've always been of the opinion that programmers would make good lawyers. Anyone with the patience to go through a 10,000 line source listing and examine every effect of every line has just the right mind for the job.
And with that, I'd like to announce my candidacy for...
At least the social whores and the power-hungry would think twice. And we'd get riskier types in. ;)
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