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Peter G. Neumann and the Hacking Culture of the ’50s (nytimes.com)
21 points by pg on Oct 31, 2012 | hide | past | web | favorite | 4 comments

This appears to be a followup to the longer story that appeared in the NYT Science section on Tuesday, also posted on HN to almost no comment:

http://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=4714328 http://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=4716240 http://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=4720637

That story discussed Neumann's work on the DARPA-funded Clean Slate project to "build something new from the bottom up" to respond to security problems.

Neumann is beginning this 5-year project at age 80 -- an interesting response to the "do you still want to be doing this at age 55" thread.

I initially skipped the linked story because the (original, NYT-provided) title came across as excessively hokey, leading me to suspect some hyperbolic content.

This is a case where I would have appreciated a bracketed qualification in the HN title.

This is an outstanding article profiling Peter G. Neumann. Highly recommended.

I take it you mean in particular the related article that jonjacky links in another comment here.

The OP article is pretty brief and superficial. The related article is a good newspaper article with some significant biographical background.

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