United Airlines crash in Sioux City, Iowa, 1989.
If this guy gets to decide what's classified, then could he have decided that the Snowden "concern" email is classified and therefore he doesn't have to admit its existence?
He suggests a massive company like Google or Facebook will eventually have to take up the task of making Tor scale up to millions of users.
If one of those guys gets their hands on it you can forget about using it to hide anything from the government.
The biggest problem I run into is that the management assumes that the engineers are completely unable to talk to customers and look at outside non-technical specifications. I have found that engineers tend to be better at it than managers and all but the best business analysts.
I think that the generalization has gone too far both ways. There are certainly engineers that are very good at talking to customers. There are some that absolutely should not be talking to customers... Example, we have engineers that panic at the slightest bump in the road and will tell everyone who will listen how screwed up things are. If you press them on it, most of the time they haven't done their homework and when they do, it isn't such a big deal after all. A lot of the time it is a couple of hours rework on a year long project, yes it needed to be fixed, no it wasn't something that needed to be brought to the customer before being investigated. We have learned by experience which engineers should be put in front of the customer and which ones shouldn't. Same goes for which ones to put in front of executive management, put the wrong one there and suffer needless extra work for the next month.
You don't know why each person does it.
Is it financial? How many people are going to watch it? How many times? Do they have time to actually go when the prices are cheaper? Do they already have the computer and high speed internet for some other reason so the delta cost is just time? Or is there some other reason that makes it difficult to go to the theater? Do they have kids that are of an age where they can't behave for two hours and you have difficulty finding babysitters, for example? Do they just hate being around people?