Thursday, April 28, 2011

Computer Security Idea

Reverse the buttons on your mouse and put it on the left side of your computer. This will baffle everyone including lefties who, forced by a cruel world to adapt, use their mouse as if they were right-handed.

What I would like to see is a spy movie in which the hero gets through all the high-tech security only to find out that the villain is left-handed, and instead of being worried about the speed with which the Very Important Information can be downloaded, the suspense could be about the hero trying to figure out how to use the mouse in time to even GET to the downloading part.

Or maybe beforehand there could be a montage of the hero training by playing Minesweeper with a left-handed mouse. I can tell you from experience that it's surprisingly suspenseful.

This movie would be uproarious to 10-13% of the population. Any Hollywood producers who would like to option this blog post, please comment.


Anonymous said...

Ah ha! Such a clever idea - who needs passwords or encryption.

My mouse buttons are in the standard right handed set up, BUT - the mouse is on the left side of the keyboard.

Hah! I'm sure that will fool any interlopers!

Simon said...

It would fool me! I would expect the mouse buttons to correspond to handedness. This may be an even better plan.