1994-10-04 - Re: Bomb information ban

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From: tcmay@netcom.com (Timothy C. May)
To: cjl@welchlink.welch.jhu.edu (cjl)
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UTC Datetime: 1994-10-04 08:23:43 UTC
Raw Date: Tue, 4 Oct 94 01:23:43 PDT

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From: tcmay@netcom.com (Timothy C. May)
Date: Tue, 4 Oct 94 01:23:43 PDT
To: cjl@welchlink.welch.jhu.edu (cjl)
Subject: Re: Bomb information ban
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cjl wrote:

> Query:  Why is it that, when the usual stream of crypto-conversation
> begins to dry up, the topic of bombs comes up?  Maybe crypto-anarchists
> should seek to replace the traditional symbol of anarchy (you know, the
> bowling ball with the fuse) with something more moderne.  Any suggestions
> on what the well-dressed (black trenchcoat and fedora, for tradition's
> sake) crypto-anarchist is seen clutching in his hand as he skulks off into
> shadows of Blacknet???  You know, something that would make a good .gif.

But "bombes" have long had a strong connection to cryptography. Lots
of bombes at Bletchley Park.

As to what well-dressed crypto anarchists are carrying...perhaps a
copy of Schneier. Or a PGP diskette.

But since neither of those will make for a very comprehensible
graphic, perhaps the trench-coated crypto anarchist should be seated
in front of a terminal?

--Tim May

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