1997-08-29 - Re: Crypto best book

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From: dlv@bwalk.dm.com (Dr.Dimitri Vulis KOTM)
To: cypherpunks@toad.com
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From: dlv@bwalk.dm.com (Dr.Dimitri Vulis KOTM)
Date: Fri, 29 Aug 1997 23:22:24 +0800
To: cypherpunks@toad.com
Subject: Re: Crypto best book
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"David E. Smith" <dave@bureau42.ml.org> writes:

> >           What is the best book about cryptography ?
> Although "best" is certainly subjective, Nine out of Ten Cypherpunks (TM)
> recommend Bruce Schneier's "Applied Cryptography."
> http://www.counterpane.com/applied.html

Bruce did a lousy job on this book.

If his is the first or the only book you read on the subject of
cryptography, your knowledge base will be seriously deficient.


Dr.Dimitri Vulis KOTM
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