1994-04-28 - Re: Directory of ‘punks

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From: “Jim Sewell” <jims@Central.KeyWest.MPGN.COM>
To: cypherpunks@toad.com
Message Hash: 58754bf6e243afe2bb560af975ed877974759f7ef79a71b2cece4d7b900a87f5
Message ID: <9404281516.AA00624@Central.KeyWest.MPGN.COM>
Reply To: <9404281438.AA14659@snark.imsi.com>
UTC Datetime: 1994-04-28 15:16:57 UTC
Raw Date: Thu, 28 Apr 94 08:16:57 PDT

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From: "Jim Sewell" <jims@Central.KeyWest.MPGN.COM>
Date: Thu, 28 Apr 94 08:16:57 PDT
To: cypherpunks@toad.com
Subject: Re: Directory of 'punks
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<In mail Perry E. Metzger said:>
> "Jim Sewell" says:
> > With tools like a "press kit" and a directory of members we will
> Members of what?

I was talking about compiling a list of cypherpunk members that agreed 
to be included in a directory and their occupations so we can show the 
"world" that we aren't just a bunch of fanatics but rather "real folks".

If we can say... "Here's a list of 200 members of the cypherpunks mailing
list.  As you can see, we have members that are lawyers, salespeople,
commercial pilots, doctors, etc.  As you can see we are not a scattered
bunch of students with nothing better to do, as some would have you 
believe, but rather a legitimate cross-section of the nation that just 
happens to be a bit more knowlegable about things like clipper.  

"Although not everyone in this directory agrees, the ones listed below 
have agreed to attach their names to our document regarding XXXX".  

... we will have a much stronger position from which to fight the not-good
things like Clipper, etc.

Alternate:  Do you think we should forget the names and such and just
compile stats as to how many Doctors, etc are on the list and simply
use that? i.e."Our group consists of 5 professors of higher education
level, 18 professional land surveyors, 9 contract laborers, and 1
computer geek from 18 different countries including Australia, India,

I think this would carry much more weight with the press when we have
something to say.  Besides, I'm curious as to the makeup of the group
too.  Of course, this entire thing depends on the willingness of the
members to be included.  If such a list is built it should only have
entries for people who EXPLICITLY agreed to be included and ONLY the
information they wish to have added.

What do you think?


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