There is so much mischief done by computer hackers. Information is uncovered. Recently several people doing business with Target recently had their financial information stolen by hackers. Hacking is now an international activity, and people from the world’s far side can break into your business.
But what do we know of our computers, these machines that we have let into our businesses and homes? Today they are small enough that we carry them around under the title of Phones. These machines have sped our lives so much that we repay them by spending our time waiting for them to boot up.
Years ago computers were quite large. One computer could fill up a gymnasium. They had to be air conditioned. Until the 1960’s, when the transistor became available, computers were maintained by vacuum tubes. These tubes constantly blew out, and had to be replaced.
The computer was invented during World War II for use by the U.S. military. Its work was in intelligence. It deciphered, or broke into, enemy communications.
This is the computer’s paradox and identity. The computer is itself a hacker. It exists for that purpose.
Any solution to the problem must be made inside the machine’s very nature.