Friday, December 05, 2008


As you know, misspelling HIPAA (I am NOT going to type it here in its wrong form ... it makes me want to puke) is one of my fave pet peeves. I have long fought this without much success (apparently) as otherwise intelligent people keep doing it. Here is one recent example.

Please make fun of them so that they will stop :-)

UPDATE: others have been just as outraged about it, for years (quote: "AAAAAAARRRRRRGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHH!!!!")

UPDATE2: here is an easy tip for remembering this, if you are a security vendor: each time you spell HIPAA with two "P"s, think that you are posting a note at your website that says "we are retards; we don't care about compliance and our customer needs; we just want to make money and fuck you." Better now?

Dr Anton Chuvakin