Saturday, June 18, 2005

Slurping

Here's an article which discusses the tech that has many security officers banning iPods in the workplace. Personally, I think it's a bit over the top and entirely for the wrong reason. If you're worried about corporate data leaving the workplace (or programs being brought in), you should also worry about those thumb drives that the company signs out, all of the e-mail and web traffic, CD burners, hard copy, what's in employees' heads... (do I need to go on?)

You should worry about iPods (or any other USB device) that have alternate OSs because of the DMA issues but banning them because they're temporary storage (without banning all other forms of temporary storage) is prejudicial in nature and basically ignorant.