Why "Perpetual Efforts in Futility"?

I've threatened to do this for a while now...and I've finally got the motivation to do so.

I always said one of these days I need to write a book on all the crazy computer stuff I've seen over the years.  But then it dawned on me...there is no real "timeline" out there of the history of computing security.  Sure, some of it is interlaced between the pages of other computing history books or sites...but security is always an afterthought...a footnote.

So why "Perpetual Efforts in Futility"?  I've had that name picked out for years.  Security has always been a cat-and-mouse game of seeing who can outsmart the other.  Malware writers and other malicious individuals are always at odds with the security folks in a perpetual "war" which will never really end.

So, using Blogger, I'm going to begin piecing together a timeline of the history of computing security.  Eventually, when everything is complete to my satisfaction, maybe I'll even publish it as a book.  Who knows!