Be Careful. Trust No-One. Shut Up.

That’s an oversimplification, of course, of the three arguments to which I was responding — with different degrees of disagreement — in my most recent posts (one, two, three) on the Harvard E-Mail Controversy. But is it really that much of an oversimplification?

Some people have been a bit puzzled about why I’ve spent so much time and energy blogging on this subject over the last few days. This post, coupled with my Kiev post, may help explain.