We don't claim to be the slickest technical whiz kids here at Seattle Weekly. Our search engine has the occasional hiccup and our rotary phone app, The Ripper, hasn't necessarily taken off as we might have hoped. Nonetheless, even we can't help being a little puzzled at the Web site of the man whom President Obama just named to oversee computer security for the entire United States.
We've already noted Howard A. Schmidt's propensity to speak inane gibberish. And his site is essentially no different. Here it is:
No joke, that is seriously the guy's site. Schmidt's Issaquah company is called R&H Security. He has ostensibly been running it for several years (he incorporated in 2003) and has been quoted and interviewed as its CEO. He's owned the url cyber-security.us since 2002. And there's nothing on the site. (I mean, except for a photo of a 10-year-old Macintosh on the top banner, along with some 1's and 0's.)