* Erik Funkenbusch peremptorily fired off this memo:
> On Thu, 7 Feb 2008 11:49:05 -0500, Linonut wrote:
>>> Ok, so you disable ActiveX, and everyone moves to Firefox. Next thing you
>>> know Facebook and Myspace make Firefox plugins that contain similar
>>> vulnerabilities and everyone is getting infected by drive-by Firefox
>> Yeah yeah yeah, Erik, I'm sure companies let their employees connect to
>> Facebook and MySpace.
>> (Watching Firefox failing to connect right now. It is obviously
>> firewalled, just like what happened to YouTube here recently.)
> So if the site is firewalled, how would a user with IE install the Facebook
> or Myspace Image uploaders? Your argument works both ways. Any company
> that allows (via domain security policy) arbitrary ActiveX installation is
> just as stupid as a company that allows arbitrary Firefox plug-ins.
I tend to agree.
>>> This is stuff users have installed to get features they want.
>> People want sex, but they don't want the clap.
> Yet millions of people get some form of it every year.
It's those darn ActiveSex controls!
Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning.
-- Bill Gates, Business @ The Speed of Thought (1999)