Expert Says US Should Hire, Not Punish, Aspie Hacker
A United States adviser on cyber warfare called the country's approach to Gary McKinnon, a British man with Asperger's syndrome who successfully hacked into Pentagon computers, "ridiculous. And punitive." John Arquilla, a professor at the US Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California, says the government should hire people like McKinnon:
"There are other places in the world where these communities are embraced by official authority, and these are places that are becoming great cyber powers"
American officials have been trying to get Britain to send McKinnon to the US to face trial for several years, despite concerns that the extradition might cause him to kill himself.