1996-01-20 - Re: Elitism on Cypherpunks

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From: Corey Bridges <corey@netscape.com>
To: Alan Olsen <cypherpunks@toad.com
Message Hash: 706a92d093205854cd46270d83f10705d8df68491b3d49d5497ccd6d973bda78
Message ID: <199601200131.RAA26034@urchin.netscape.com>
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UTC Datetime: 1996-01-20 01:51:53 UTC
Raw Date: Sat, 20 Jan 1996 09:51:53 +0800

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From: Corey Bridges <corey@netscape.com>
Date: Sat, 20 Jan 1996 09:51:53 +0800
To: Alan Olsen <cypherpunks@toad.com
Subject: Re: Elitism on Cypherpunks
Message-ID: <199601200131.RAA26034@urchin.netscape.com>
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At 08:55 PM 1/18/96 -0800, Alan Olsen wrote:
>It has been said that "Cypherpunks write code".  They must do more than 
>that.  Cypherpunks need to teach.

Just remember you brought this up...

Not all of us even write code. Some of us write (horrors!) books! Yes, my
brethren, I earn my pay as a lowly scribe. Do I code? Nope. Am I a
Cypherpunk? Christ, I don't care. I'm on this mailing list; that works fine
for me. My brain expands almost daily from contact with such seditious sods.
Do I contribute to the health and growth of this list? Maybe. Do I preach
the Cypherpunk doctrine through my work at my company? Definitely. 

Just thought I'd point out that we aren't all code-monkeys. (And I mean that
in the best sense of the word.)

Corey Bridges
Security Documentation
Netscape Communications Corporation