"Please select what kind of key you want" ~~ suggestion to developers

Mark H. Wood mwood at IUPUI.Edu
Tue Feb 24 16:55:31 CET 2009

On Mon, Feb 23, 2009 at 03:25:02PM -0500, Charly Avital wrote:
> Robert J. Hansen wrote the following on 2/23/09 2:52 PM:
> [...]
> > What I'm saying is, "the world first needs to learn to read."
> As far as I am concerned, this sentence is a most gratifying conclusion
> to this thread.

Well, I would suggest that it goes deeper than that.  The world first
needs to learn to *want* literacy.  There is no demand for a thing, no
matter its excellence, until people see why they ought to want it.

We're at a disadvantage here, compared to the benefits of reading,
because successful use of crypto usually goes unnoticed.  The most one
can hope for is that an attacker will have more persistence than
sense, and become intrusive enough to be detected by the wary before
he succeeds.  The smart ones will either succeed quickly and quietly,
or walk away.  *Are* there any success stories more compelling than,
"no compromises that we know of so far"?

Mark H. Wood, Lead System Programmer   mwood at IUPUI.Edu
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