Gene Spafford Quote
“The only truly secure system is one that is powered off, cast in a block of concrete and sealed in a lead-lined room with armed guards - and even then I have my doubts.”
Computer Recreations: Of Worms, Viruses and Core War by A. K. Dewdney in Scientific American, March 1989, pp 110.
“Questioning the status quo can result in banishment, imprisonment, ridicule or being burned at the stake, depending on your era, your locale, and the sacred cows you wish to butcher.”
The Pursuit of Knowledge, from Genesis to Google
“At the least, even if (my farewell post) is perceived as self-indulgent garbage, it will fit right in with the rest of the Net.”
That's all, folks, posted to Usenet April 29 1993
Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsGene Spafford
Bio: Eugene Howard Spafford, commonly known as Spaf, is a professor of computer science at Purdue University and a leading computer security expert.