1997-05-01 - Re: Layoffs at PGP

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From: Martin Janzen <janzen@idacom.hp.com>
To: cypherpunks@algebra.com
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UTC Datetime: 1997-05-01 23:53:34 UTC
Raw Date: Fri, 2 May 1997 07:53:34 +0800

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From: Martin Janzen <janzen@idacom.hp.com>
Date: Fri, 2 May 1997 07:53:34 +0800
To: cypherpunks@algebra.com
Subject: Re: Layoffs at PGP
Message-ID: <9705012341.AA10244@sabel.idacom.hp.com>
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Well, PGP spokesman Mike Nelson wins the award for the Freudian slip of
the day:

    "Internet Fast-Forward is not as closely related to the tools we
    develop for individuals for privacy," he said. And the fact that
    Fast-Forward filters ads which are an "inimical part of some of the
    emerging Web commerce models ... we don't want to hinder this

The http://c.gp.cs.cmu.edu:5103/prog/webster server says:

    Inimical \In*im"i*cal\ (?; 277), a. [L. inimicalis, fr. inimicus
    unfriendly, hostile; pref. in- not + amicus friendly. See Amity.]

    1. Having the disposition or temper of an enemy; unfriendly;
    unfavorable; -- chiefly applied to private, as hostile is to public,

    2. Opposed in tendency, influence, or effects; antagonistic;
    inconsistent; incompatible; adverse; repugnant.

    We are at war with a system, which, by its essence, is inimical to
    all other governments. --Burke.

Perhaps he meant "intrinsic", or "integral" -- although I rather like
the version with the typo myself...  :-)