On Sun, Mar 27, 2011 at 2:42 PM, Carol Caldwell-Edmonds
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> Interesting, but you know, we live in the world's largest free democratic
> republic. I have no plans to delete any emails or worry about what I write
> using a UVM account. That said, I have always had another account for
> personal email. Who wants work popping up in front of them at home? THAT
> should be the motivation, however, not fear.
This is a slippery slope that can lead to things like "Well, what do
you have to hide then?"
Which you even get to, with the old rule-of-thumb: "If your
grandmother could see you, would you still do it?"
I like to think of it this way: Some of us lock the door when we use a
bathroom - for simple privacy (or indeed, respect for others), not to
hide anything, from grandma or anyone else. :)
Similarly, I like to discuss some things with my UVM hat on, and some
things without. In the same way that I discuss some things with my
wife that I don't discuss with colleagues.
No, we shouldn't be motivated by fear - although our expectations of
privacy are generally greater than the current reality. (Which seems a
useful, though separate discussion.)
Not fear; merely prudence.