Crypto folks are naturally cagey and by the standard of the IT industry they are very reserved. As the old joke goes how do you tell an extrovert geek? He looks at YOUR shoes.
So it was encouraging to see the first genuine enthusiasm among the audience for John Thompson from Symantec. He’s an exciting speaker, with enough charisma to wipe the floor with most other players in the industry.
But the conference thus far has been low on passion so when he put the boot into Microsoft we got the first genuine round of applause of the day and it was gratifying to hear. Symantec and Microsoft used to be best buddies on the IT circuit but now they’re fighting over the same turf the gloves are off it seems.
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