1994-08-01 - GAK

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From: Carl Ellison <cme@tis.com>
To: cypherpunks@toad.com
Message Hash: 9ba9fce262becd9ccac79d0ad5e85095796a06ad5e1cf2914160decc427df6e0
Message ID: <9408011759.AA14547@tis.com>
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UTC Datetime: 1994-08-01 18:00:51 UTC
Raw Date: Mon, 1 Aug 94 11:00:51 PDT

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From: Carl Ellison <cme@tis.com>
Date: Mon, 1 Aug 94 11:00:51 PDT
To: cypherpunks@toad.com
Subject: GAK
Message-ID: <9408011759.AA14547@tis.com>
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My mother (an English major) raised me to be very careful about language.

The gov't's use of the word "escrow" for key registration is as offensive to
me now as it was in April of 93 -- perhaps more so, through repetition.

I've decided to use the term


	(Government Access to Keys)

as my name for the real issue here -- and let "escrow" stand for the act
of doing something for me (cf., the dictionary definition).  (Besides, GAK
has onomatopoeic value. :-)

Anyone care to join me?

 - Carl