On Hacking in Erfworld
Had an interesting discussion with Maggie a few days ago. Didn't feel like writing about it til now, because it was about information security.
So, Charlie hacked the eyebooks. I wasn't too happy about that when it happened in battle, but at least he was up front about it. I mean if I could tap a side's communications like that, I'd probably just shut up and snoop them. He could've sent me a thinkagram, so obviously he wanted me to know he could do that. Why?
I really don't know. Either he was trying to get me to trust him, or he wanted to intimidate me. Maybe both—he's a power gamer. He failed at both, tho.
Anyway the question of just how hacked these things are came up last week. We're assuming he's just tapping the Thinkamancy line when they're used to send and receive. But maybe he's got full admin access to everything, we don't know. I've been using them for all my notes, and I didn't know if that was stupid or not. They're just so easy to use, and the alternative's to write in books from the library with a fuckin quill pen.
I guess the truth is, I don't much care. I have no intention of leading another battle. Wanda's doing fine. Ansom's doing fine. Gobwin Knob doesn't need me. And anyway, all I'm writing about is the crazy shit Jack and I are trying in the battle room. Who cares about that?
Well, maybe Charlie would. Maybe I shouldn't give him any ideas.
But last week I wanted to write something personal.