What do I have in common with Magnum PI? What does id have in common with Dog the Bounty Hunter? Well in the state of Texas we all need PI licenses. That’s right, if you want to help anyone recover from an incident, investigate computer theft, or engage in any sort of investigation relating to computers whatsoever, you need to become a private investigator in Texas. We can chalk this up to lawyers legislating something they completely fail to understand.
Firstly, I highly doubt any of my customers would get any more value out of hiring Dog the Bounty Hunter to hunt through logs, or recover deleted data. Secondly, legislators are making broad statements like, “the computer industry needs cleaning up”. I’d like to make my own broad sweeping statement, “legislators who write ill-concieved laws need cleaning up.” I understand the reasoning, as poor as it might be. Proper handling of evidence, is always an important thing for convictions, but this is far more broad than that - even delving into the inner workings of private companies working to help other private companies do business.
I guess I better start waxing my chest and wearing dog tags, so I can start understanding how these darned computer thingies work.