Re: [Debconf-discuss] "Do not photograph" checkbox in registration
Ian Jackson <email@example.com> writes:
> Richard Hartmann writes ("Re: [Debconf-discuss] "Do not photograph" checkbox in registration"):
>> That is a social problem, so technical solutions won't work anyway.
> This is the second time in this thread that this aphorism has turned
> up. It's entirely wrong. Technical solutions to social problems (and
> mixed solutions with a strong technical component) are entirely
> routine and often very effective. The most obvious example is access
> control and separation of space in its various forms (starting with
They are! However, the tendency among technical people appears to be
turning to finding technical solutions without considering first the
easier, and more appropriate social solution.
If a builder of walls tried to solve every social problem they
encountered by first considering if building a wall would solve it, then
we'd all be living in very small spaces.