1994-05-06 - Re: Regarding Mr. Nalbandian’s Comments

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From: “Robert A. Hayden” <hayden@krypton.mankato.msus.edu>
To: Cypherpunks Mailing List <cypherpunks@toad.com>
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UTC Datetime: 1994-05-06 17:06:33 UTC
Raw Date: Fri, 6 May 94 10:06:33 PDT

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From: "Robert A. Hayden" <hayden@krypton.mankato.msus.edu>
Date: Fri, 6 May 94 10:06:33 PDT
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Subject: Re: Regarding Mr. Nalbandian's Comments
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On Fri, 6 May 1994, Eric Hughes wrote:

> To paraphrase Perry, the cypherpunks list assigns primacy to action.

But one of the important things is that action is not JUST writing code.  
There are those of use who are unable to write good code (or, I suppose, 
any code at all) or do not comprehend the math of cryptography.  They are 
just as needed in the battle as those who compile.

Cypherpunks (the list) I believe has sorta become a combination of 
talk.politics.crypto and sci.crypt, and provides a uniqie opportunity to 
integrate both the coding adn the political sides into one cohesive 
fighting force.  The small number of (active) participants allows this to 
be done in a very intimate and (relatively) fast fashion.

This is a GOOD thing.

> The Usenet newsgroup talk.politics.crypto is for political discussions
> about cryptography of any sort whatsoever.

That assumes that people can get it...

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