1994-07-22 - Re: Voice/Fax Checks

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From: “L. Todd Masco” <cactus@bb.com>
To: cypherpunks@toad.com
Message Hash: 21b89c5c1739f186843955e7992471a41ab2578639bad4c66b97dc8f33681e2a
Message ID: <199407220612.CAA07369@bb.com>
Reply To: <199407220458.AAA08181@zork.tiac.net>
UTC Datetime: 1994-07-22 06:10:56 UTC
Raw Date: Thu, 21 Jul 94 23:10:56 PDT

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From: "L. Todd Masco" <cactus@bb.com>
Date: Thu, 21 Jul 94 23:10:56 PDT
To: cypherpunks@toad.com
Subject: Re: Voice/Fax Checks
In-Reply-To: <199407220458.AAA08181@zork.tiac.net>
Message-ID: <199407220612.CAA07369@bb.com>
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In article <199407220458.AAA08181@zork.tiac.net> you write:
>out of the box.  There are the various "net.malls" on the net out with
>secure mosaic credit card transactions.  A guy just said he made his first
>sale (encrypted receipts and all) and we pooh-poohed him 'cause he didn't
>tell us anything we didn't already know. (We gotta be nicer to these guys,

As far as I know, nobody has made any purely "secure mosaic" sales yet;
 If you're talking about me, our only current system is mail-based.  [And
 also if so, don't worry -- two of the three of us have over 8 years
 net experience... we're not going anywhere.]

By the way, if at all possible, both to forward our own financial goals
 *and* our political goals (the latter of which is well within bound of
 what is accepted as "cypherpunk," I believe), Bibliobytes is going to try
 to provide free support to anyone for getting PGP running (no hooks

Volunteers to help with this would be greatly appreciated -- how about it?
 Are y'all willing to put your money where your mouth is, and hand-hold
 clueless users to get them up and running with PGP?  Minimal skills required,
 past basic literacy and the ability to give simple instructions.  This
 could help to truly give freedom to the masses -- people who don't
 necessarily know where to find an FAQ or even know what one is.  People
 who automatically flame *@aol.com need not apply.

Anybody interested, send mail to "pgp-volunteer@bb.com" and I'll set up
 the list.
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