1999 is calling. They want their "we don't need no steekin' security" Internet back. At what point do people realize that the people who manage large computer networks need to be competent? Let me put this in the simplest possible terms: it is a bad state of affairs when the bulk of technical ability and know-how is lost in the ether. Bad things happen, and huge numbers of people are affected. This "hire-a-scapegoat" IT industry crap has to stop. The real people to blame are the CxOs who pull down the huge salaries and lobby politicians to change laws to allow for more government snooping.