Friday, August 14, 2015

Hoisted on one's own petard


Arrogance and entitlement compromise one's intelligence, notions that certainly apply to Hillary 's self inflicted email fiasco, a situation easily avoided if one knows anything about tech and acceptable risk vis a vis top secret data best stored on federal systems AWAY from one's personal residence.

The last batch of Hillary Clinton emails released by the State Department included one from Clinton asking to borrow a book called “Send: Why People Email So Badly and How to Do It Better,” by David Shipley and Will Schwalbe.

Clinton has not said why she requested the book, but it includes some advice that is particularly interesting in light of the controversy over her unconventional email arrangement at the State Department and her decision to delete tens of thousands of emails she deemed to be purely personal.

The copy that ABC downloaded for $9.99 had some interesting revelations.

Take, for example, Chapter Six: “The Email That Can Land You In Jail.” The chapter includes a section entitled “How to Delete Something So It Stays Deleted.”

"Hoisted on one's petard" - Hamlet (III.iv.207) Shakespeare

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