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Letter from a Pit Bull

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To: The People who Invented Passwords


First, a note: Hello, my name is Rome. The last time I wrote a letter and had it posted on huffpo, some people wondered how a dog could do that. Just to explain: my owner, Carine Fabius, and I have a strong connection. When I get worked up over something and need to get it out, she can hear me. So, I dictate and she writes; and for this I am grateful. Every dog should have a voice.

Back to the genius who came up with the idea for passwords. I don't know if you meant to do this, but passwords are taking over the world (wide web). I can understand using passwords to access bank accounts, but do you really need a password to buy a pair of sunglasses, peruse a newsletter, browse through a jobs site, order a DVD from Netflix, or order a collar for the cat? What a pain in the neck! And with everybody having different parameters for password creation, it's gotten plain ridiculous. Gets so you're going to need a special "password" address book. And what happens when you lose that? I'm sure to get all kinds of suggestions for ingenious ways to keep them all in one place, and all sorts of explanations why they're needed. Keep 'em. I still think it's irrelevant in most cases, and just conveys a false sense of importance. It also makes things more complicated than they need to be. Isn't everybody busy enough? I'm a dog so I don't have to deal with that. I just sit back and observe humans doing the silliest, most unproductive things--and even though there are plenty of other more high priority things to snarl about (like people torturing pit bulls for fun)--this is one of those pet peeves that makes me want to growl and scare somebody to reason.

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