One of the most annoying examples of what I call “utilization work” has to be computer security. A modest home user spends who-knows-how-much-time managing (and troubleshooting) firewalls, network security, accounts and passwords, operating system patches, and anti-malware and anti-adware and anti-spyware software. Now Windows Vista brings us User Account Control guaranteed to bring additional aggravation to the user.
At least someone somewhere is thinking about the user. I’ve installed a new hard drive encryption program that is the ultimate in minimizing interference with the user. I’m not qualified to comment on the technical aspects of it, but I can say it has given me absolutely no hassles at all. Why can’t all security be this easy?