Fwd: Department of mixed metaphors

Arnold M. Zwicky zwicky at CSLI.STANFORD.EDU
Mon Dec 6 01:37:54 UTC 2004

fun time...

Begin forwarded message:

> From: Elizabeth Zwicky <zwicky at greatcircle.com>
> Date: December 5, 2004 4:43:53 PM PST
> To: [mailing list]
> Subject: Department of mixed metaphors
> What happens when a perfectly good metaphor meets a
> "Far Side" cartoon and they never separate again -- you
> get soft, chewy eggs:
> Begin forwarded message:
>> From: Chris Pugrud <cpugrud at yahoo.com>
>> Date: December 2, 2004 11:24:28 AM PST
>> To: firewall-wizards at honor.icsalabs.com
>> Subject: [fw-wiz] Defense in Depth to the Desktop
>> ... The lack of strong internal security
>> controls is highlighted when the internal network and systems suffer
>> catastrophic failure when attackers, malware, and, most
>> destructively, worm
>> viruses make their way into the network inside the defensive
>> perimeter.  This
>> is the classic "eggshell" weakness of network security, hard and
>> crunchy on the
>> outside, soft and chewy on the inside.
> I left the sentence before so you could also admire "worm viruses".

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