“I rob banks because that's where the money is.”
This was the answer that a bank robber Willie Sutton (1901-1980) gave when asked the question, “Why did you rob the bank?” Sutton reportedly made over $2 million in the course of his many robberies and was on the Ten Most Wanted list of the FBI. He used to change his disguise every time. Sometimes he came dressed as a policeman, a window washer, a maintenance man or even a bank guard.
But that was in the analog world.
In the digital world, the likes of Willie Sutton have proliferated. They are called hackers or cybercriminals. The browser and not the bank is where we deposit the stuff that is more precious than money – our data.
The age of Individualization
The analog world was all about mass production. It offered economies of scale. Choice was limited. We lived in a world of scarcity. Every house had the same brands. We watched the same television channel, heard th...
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