Joe Ganley
Writing code since 1979
I have been a professional software engineer for over 10 years. I have written many kinds of software, but my particular strengths are interactive graphics applications, compilers and interpreters, and algorithms.

I also enjoy writing, woodworking, and home improvement. Also this.


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Monday, April 12, 2004

In response to my
link about anticompetitive trade secrets in the auto industry, a reader who worked in that industry for several years sent me an interesting email going into some depth about that segment of the auto industry. The upshot is that the codes aren't kept secret for trade-secret reasons, but rather because the manufacturers are afraid of liability if someone hacks their car's computer module and something bad happens (like, say, the car explodes).

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