Technology adoption, was Re: SECURITY ALERT: Link hijacking

From: Simon McClenahan (
Date: Wed Jan 30 2002 - 11:21:41 MST

From: "Doug Jones" <>

> Harvey Newstrom wrote:
> > tests your computer to see if you are infected only works on Internet
> > Explorer with JavaScript enabled.
> ...which is why I still use good ol' Netscape 4.7 for browsing and
> email- it's immune to the hacks used on IE and Outlurk. Once I find a
> tool I like, I keep using it (looking at my 20-year-old HP 11C
> calculator).

If you're on a good thing, stick to it? What do you think about
transhumanism then?

I believe (although I don't practice as much as I would like) in early
adoption of technology. Hanging on to the old for security reasons just
addresses the symptoms of the issue, not the cause.

Can't you find a more modern calculator that does the same job as the old
one, plus more? Assuming that you can but choose not to, why would you not
want to use more advanced calculator features?


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