linty wrote:i know lots of locksmiths who don't know about bumping. my coworkers who i asked when i first started told me it was just a myth and i've never seen any locksmith magazine write about it. i sometimes get the impression that it's the magazine's fault because many locksmiths rely on them for staying up to date.
Why would any locksmith want to openly admit to something like bumping....unless he/she wanted to upsell a product?
Of course they are not going to tell the general public the secrets of the trade....there is a reason....to avoid the type of panic that as you can see is already being created as a result of what Tobias and the TOOOL people have started.
Another scenario here (not directly related and it is politically motivated, but displays a similar principle)... In the recent middle east conflict...so conveniently played out on our television screens....did you notice that the Arab news reporting included scenes of blood and guts continually....CNN picked this up and continually reported about the (alleged) Israeli brutality....and the graphic pictures being shown were to support the theory and influence world opinion....
BUT....(here the kicker)....the Israeli policy was not to show blood and guts to anyone, even their own people, so as to not influence anyone and create mass panic.
The Israelis were not trying to stir up ill-feelings because of the atrocities...as were the Arabs...this is directly related because it is all about the power of perception...
The media frenzy surrounding bumping has developed a panic that was not necessary. What are they trying to prove by releasing this information....that they are informing people or that lock manufacturers have been ripping people off since the invention of the pin tumbler more than 5000 years ago in Egypt?
I'm sorry....but all this talk about bumping should be available information but should not be publicly blown out of proportion....to influence anyone or fuel the soap box of known industry troublemakers like Mr Tobias.