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Overconnected: The Promise and Threat of the Internet by William H. Davidow

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My second suggestion for alleviating overconnectivity, as you’ll recall, was to design systems differently from the outset, making them more robust and less prone to failure. This includes confronting problems early so they don’t grow too large. For instance, when credit cards were first designed, the companies that issued them did not anticipate the levels of fraud and identity theft we see today. As a result, systems were designed with inadequate security, in part because security measures would have made the cards more difficult to use and thus slowed down market acceptance. Today hundreds of thousands of card numbers can be stolen from a single Web site, then ...

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