Monthly Archives: October 2012

Lay a Wreath

1. Today, October 30th, 2012 is the tenth anniversary of my grandfather Alfred Leroy (Roy) Atherton Jr’s death. I knew him for just over half of my life, but his outsized legacy has shaped most of the things I do. … Continue reading

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You Sunk My Strawman

First: I would like to applaud Foreign Policy for recognizing the merit of games as simulations and metaphors for conflict, as I think there are valuable lessons to find in such comparisons. That said, it’s really important to understand the limitations of the medium. A game … Continue reading

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Cyber Hurricane Katrina

The Foreign Policy Research Institute recently held a webinar on Why “Cyber Pearl Harbor” Won’t Be Like Pearl Harbor At All… I listened in. [What follows is extracted from this storify post] First: I expressed some skepticism at the flashy premise … Continue reading

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