1993-10-19 - Re: Crypto Anarchy …

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From: an42035@anon.penet.fi (the Surgeon)
To: cypherpunks@toad.com
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UTC Datetime: 1993-10-19 07:52:24 UTC
Raw Date: Tue, 19 Oct 93 00:52:24 PDT

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From: an42035@anon.penet.fi (the Surgeon)
Date: Tue, 19 Oct 93 00:52:24 PDT
To: cypherpunks@toad.com
Subject: Re: Crypto Anarchy ...
Message-ID: <9310190748.AA07082@anon.penet.fi>
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Perry Metzger wrote:

>Its "apocryphal".
>I've finally figured out why all these people insist on posting
>anonymously. They can't spell.

What a useful post.  But look again - can you spot the grammar error?
It is underlined.

Perry must mean "it's" as in "it is"; not "its" as in "possessive".

Naturally, using bandwidth to point out spelling error and grammar
mistakes is POINTLESS, and WASTEFUL.  Perhaps a future requirement to
read this list will be: read and understand Emily Post-News

The height of irony is a non-anonymous post (with a grammar error)
with a humorous attempt to criticize an anonymous post (with a
spelling error).

I'll comment on Steve Bellovin's post: excellent overall and thought
provoking.  However, he is putting the cart before the horse and
worrying to much about future acceptance.  Technology is neither good
nor evil; progress in crypto-anarchy will grind to halt if the people
involved become overly concerned with future acceptance.

Would we have the phone system of today if AT&T would have waited for
Western Union's blessing?  We'd probably have some warped telegraph
system instead.
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