Couple quick hits…

Words to live by from Schneier’s latest Cryptogram:

I tell people that if it’s in the news, don’t worry about it. The very definition of “news” is “something that hardly ever happens.” It’s when something isn’t in the news, when it’s so common that it’s no longer news — car crashes, domestic violence — that you should start worrying.


Both Bruce Schneier and John Robb have commented favorably on The Black Swan: the Impact of the Highly Improbable – looks like it’s time to add it to my wish list (or to suggest it to my friendly neighborhood spiderman librarian).