Cliff Stoll Quote

I found this Cliff Stoll Quote.Why is it drug addicts and computer afficionados are both called users?Cliff Stolls claim to fame was catching a german hacker as detailed in the book The Cuckoo's Egg: Tracking a Spy Through the Maze of Computer Espionage. He also wrote the books Silicon Snake Oil : Second Thoughts on the Information Highway and High-Tech Heretic : Reflections of a Computer Contrarian In my opinion the Cuckoos Egg is a must read.


Data is not information anymore than concrete is a building.-- Clifford Stoll, _Silicon Snake Oil_-- Ender, Duke_of_URL

I was also going to say (but too tired, and forgot), that I have that quote in a different format/attribution:There are only two enterprises that refer to theircustomers as users, and one is illegal.-- Michael Hammer, speaking on software-- Ender, Duke_of_URL