Dan Geer on Trade-Offs and Monoculture
In the April 2007 issue of Queue, Dan Geer writes about security trade-offs, monoculture, and genetic diversity in honeybees:
Security people are never in charge unless an acute embarrassment has occurred. Otherwise, their advice is tempered by “economic reality,” which is to say that security is means, not an end. This is as it should be. Since means are about tradeoffs, security is about tradeoffs, but you already knew that.