Monday, September 26, 2011

On the Subject of Privacy and Pants...

I was proofreading a privacy paper this afternoon and came across the funniest typo. I feel it is funnier if I illustrate it so that you too can see what popped into my head when I read it:

(Photo by cnewtoncom. For geek points, guess whose famous pants those are without clicking the link!)

Privacy breeches are much funnier than privacy breaches.

I'm not going to be able to get dressed tomorrow without laughing at my privacy-preserving pants. One could argue, perhaps, that the function of many pants is to provide basic privacy... but I leave the finding of non privacy-preserving pants as an exercise to the reader. And though it is a bit tempting to run a contest for the best illustration of a privacy breech breach, I imagine it would get not safe for work very quickly!