[LINK] Microsoft Unveils New Communication, Blog Tools
stil at stilgherrian.com
Fri Dec 3 11:44:03 EST 2004
At 11:21 +1100 3/12/04, Antony Barry wrote:
>[snip] ...Among the new features are the ability to jiggle a message
>recipient's screen to grab their attention,.
In other words, Microsoft is introducing yet another way in which a
network-centric application (Messenger) can cause things to happen on
a remote user's computer (the recipient's) outside its own realm
(i.e. not in its own windows, but on screen real estate currently
being used by other applications or the operating system itself).
And Microsoft has the gall to say that security is now a priority.
Of course if they've designed it properly, this sort of thing can be
done securely. But I doubt that it's been thought through that much.
The demo to marketing and the "Oh that's cool!" response will have
the the basis for the go-ahead.
I am such a kill-joy...
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