Why OpenPGP is not wanted - stupid is in vogue right now

Fernando Cassia fcassia at gmail.com
Tue Jun 11 05:58:04 CEST 2013

On Mon, Jun 10, 2013 at 11:37 PM, Jean-David Beyer
<jeandavid8 at verizon.net>wrote:

> He said the added complexity would have two benefits:

I've said for years that in the ages of dial-up internet, particularly the
DOS+Windows 3.x years, people had a barrier of entry in getting a dial-up
modem, getting the right RS232 card (one with a 16550 FIFO to avoid probs),
configuring it, and setting up Trumpet Winsock plus any necessary log-in
script required by the ISP.

That left a lot of people out, leaving just the persistent who tooks things
seriously, or the techies. :)

While I look back at those years with joy -the "pioneers", not to mention
the real Unix pioneers before the WWW-, today I thank that my mother or my
old man can grab a tablet and send me e-mail.

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