Jane, if this crew of folks, see above, can't do you justice, nobody can.

Everyone, Jane is about my favorite cryptography/"signature" lawyer, mostly
because she, like most people with sense, aren't sure they're "signatures"
at all...


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From: "Jane Winn" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
To: "'R. A. Hettinga'" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Subject: maybe digital signatures won't be the next big thing after all
Date: Mon, 12 Feb 2001 11:52:49 -0600


May I impose on you a second time and ask you to post this to your list of
DBS people?  I'm afraid I haven't had a chance to make much progress on the
encyclopedia article because, among other things, I had to finish this paper
first.  I hope to reply shortly to the many colleagues of yours who were
kind enough to send suggestions for innovative electronic payments I should
cover in that piece.

I've written an article arguing that digital signature may not be the next
big thing after all, the popular wisdom on this point notwithstanding.  If I
have my facts wrong, or my descriptions of the technology wrong, I'd be
grateful to have this pointed out to me before this appears in print.  I've
posted a draft at:


If any of your colleagues have any comments, I'd be grateful for the

regards, jkw

Jane Kaufman Winn
Southern Methodist University
School of Law
Dallas TX 75275-0116

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R. A. Hettinga <mailto: [EMAIL PROTECTED]>
The Internet Bearer Underwriting Corporation <http://www.ibuc.com/>
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"... however it may deserve respect for its usefulness and antiquity,
[predicting the end of the world] has not been found agreeable to
experience." -- Edward Gibbon, 'Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire'

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