From: "Karp, Alan" <>
Date: Wed, 11 Dec 2002 09:28:22 -0800
Subject: RE: [e-lang] Naming Capability Systems

Tyler Close wrote:
> software is very unlike an ACL design. I have given presentations
> to a wide variety of audiences: academic, industry, and the
> average programmer. To date, my presentations have been highly
> successful.

I've had the same experience.  Everyone gets it.  Everyone except the security people I talk to, that is.  Their brains seem to shut down as soon as they hear the word "capability".  Do you think it's some form of post-hypnotic suggestion? 

Alan Karp
Principal Scientist
Decision Technology Department
Hewlett-Packard Laboratories MS 1141
1501 Page Mill Road
Palo Alto, CA 94304
(650) 857-3967, fax (650) 857-6278
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