I was listening to Accidental Tech Podcast (ATP) episode 158 on my commute home and was not in the least surprised that the Apple vs FBI topic came up, nor by how the hosts covered it with their usual deep thinking.

But what did surprise me was a monologue by John Siracusa which, I think, really hit at the biggest, most important point of this debate. The point being that it isn't just about this single debate, but something far, far bigger.

I've located the 5 minute segment at timecode 50:10.

I urge you to listen to the whole thing if you have time, as there was a lot of good stuff said, but that monologue about the bigger picture – THAT is what is in the background of my thoughts ALL the time on this topic.

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