Monday, June 10, 2013

The Snowden Deflection

What did I tell you?

Memeorandum at 5:19 p.m.

So now we know everything there is to know about this guy.  So far the only relevant piece of information is that basically a guy who is self-taught in computers and no advanced degrees — let me hasten to say that there’s nothing at all wrong with either of those facts; a lot of people have neither and have made enormous contributions to life — started out as a security guard at a top-secret contractor and within a very short time became someone with ultra-secret clearance and the ability to splay open the intelligence community with little more than a jump-drive.

That says a hell of a lot more about our much-vaunted security system than it does anything else.

Five bucks says Hayden Christensen is already in talks to play Snowden in the movie version.