Re: Pretty Good Privacy Not Looking So Great

CobraBoy! (
Fri, 5 Dec 1997 15:31:36 -0800

At 2:17 PM -0800 12/5/97, Gregory Alan Bolcer wrote:

* > But what we have here is not so much a seeling of code but a selling of
* > the very spirit that he, Phil Zimmerman, stated so well in his original
* > PGP doc. The idea that strong encryption should be available to every one
* > and that no governing body should act so as to weaken the keys for thier
* > own use.
* Imagine if you will, a loosely knit group of poor programmers and graduate
* students, cooperating through both time and space, disperesed over the
* world (wide web) writing this patchy thing. Along comes a great big
* Grendel-beast and sayeth to each of them, "Hey, how about $100 million a
* head for your guys's market share?", but immediately afterwards the sun
* will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light, and the stars
* will fall from the sky, and the powers of the heavens will be shaken.
* Would software and the WWW ever be the same? What is keeping them from
* doing so?

Are you refering to us on FoRK? If so book me on the first flight to Tahatii..



The Deliverator belongs to an elite order, a hallowed subcategory. He's got esprit up to here. Right now he is preparing to carry out his third mission of the night. ...Snow Crash, Neal Stephenson

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