The Science of Democracy

If I Had My Way
One Man's Opinion -- for what it's worth.

To: Dave Winer -

Cc: Doc Searls -

From: Doug Skoglund -

Date: 11 Mar 2018 12:00 CST

Subject: Solving Problems - The Browser..

Dave, you wrote:

Edward Snowden says "unencrypted web traffic is now provably a critical, in-the-wild vulnerability." Why? Because ISPs invisibly redirect download requests of popular programs to new versions with spyware added. Better: don't download an app that runs on your local computer from a site that isn't being served via HTTPS. But it doesn't follow that sites that don't offer downloads should be blocked. It's like saying drunk driving is dangerous and therefore all driving should be banned. Let's not break the web if we don't have to. 

Sorry Dave, but the web was broken a long time ago -- when the Browser was invented. The ability to program another person's computer is far more dangerous than the ability  to read their email.

What's more, your desire to "browse" the web is more confusing coming from a programmer like yourself. Why would you want to give somebody permission to program your computer - or are you just trying to act smart??

I quit doing business with the NYT and others that block my application in favor of the browser. I gamble on the browser only as a last resort, like getting a copy of a post that i can edit to remove the offending script..

BTW, you will never win your argument with Google until the government passes some laws to regulate the web as well as the Personal Computer. We are a Democracy -- it takes laws to control individual behavior.

And, that goes for you also, Doc, -- the Root Cause of all of our problems is our Constitution -- we need a Constitutional Convention to write some new Amendments. And then we need to adjust our laws accordingly.

And remember -- YOU READ IT HERE.

to be continued (of course)

Doug Skoglund

I don't provide for comments since that is a system designed to control the communication process -- I do provide an e-mail address!! (Please put a [MYWAY] in your title to get my attention).

BTW, I am working on a replacement system for individuals -- and I sure could use some help. Please see, a work-in-process.

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