Archive for June 5, 2004

Saturday, June 5, 2004

Broken Windows

John Gruber makes some well-argued points about security myths, but the real story here is his implication that Mac users live in a good neighborhood in spite of Apple.

Zero tolerance, on the part of the user community, is the only policy that can work.

It’s similar to the “broken windows” theory of urban decay, which holds that if a single window is left unrepaired in a building, in fairly short order, the remaining windows in the building will be broken.

A fine theory, and it also applies to individual software projects.