1993-07-06 - On the medium being the message

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From: khijol!erc@apple.com (Ed Carp)
To: cypherpunks@toad.com
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UTC Datetime: 1993-07-06 23:22:00 UTC
Raw Date: Tue, 6 Jul 93 16:22:00 PDT

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From: khijol!erc@apple.com (Ed Carp)
Date: Tue, 6 Jul 93 16:22:00 PDT
To: cypherpunks@toad.com
Subject: On the medium being the message
Message-ID: <m0oDMCi-00022SC@khijol>
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I was eating lunch today, staring at the cover of "Wired", when the phrase
"The medium..." caught my eye.  This set off a whole train of thought on
message concealibility, like hiding messages in, say, the order of headers
in a posting, or the "Reply-To:" header, or even the words in subsequent
postings to a newsgroup.  Who would ever think to look at, say, the third
word in every posting Tim makes to alt.whatever newsgroup?  Or in the "Date:"
field, or in the "Message-ID:" field, or ... or ... or ...

Hmmm.  Food for thought.
Ed Carp				erc@wetware.com			510/659-9560
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