updated 04:35 pm EST, Tue February 8, 2005
\'Wrong Kind of Different\"
Apple's quest for secrecy might be a reason for IT/enterprise to give pause, according to a Computerworld that says the recent lawsuit against Think Secret and subpoenas to other Mac journalists for their sources protected by the US Constitution: "Apple, one of the most famously secretive companies in the technology business, frames this case and several like it as little more than attempts to protect massively valuable trade secrets. The value strikes me as questionable, and the larger reality is an Apple-aimed dagger at one of the foundations of free speech: a vibrant press. IT may think it has no horse in this race. I think IT should -- ahem -- think different. A culture of secrecy, enshrined in law, would make it even harder for companies to know what's going on, in a time when transparency should be ascendant."