Ivan Krsti  wrote:
What you're proposing amounts to a great deal of complex and complicated cryptography. If it were implemented tomorrow, it would take years for the most serious of implementation errors to get weeded out, and some years thereafter for proper interoperability in corner cases. In the meantime, mobile device makers would track you down for the express purpose of breaking into your house at night to pee in your Cheerios, as retaliation for making them explain to their customers why their mobile web browsing is either half the speed it used to be, or not as secure as on the desktop, with no particularly explicable upside.

The ideas used in Tahoe are useful tools that can be used to solve important problems.

It is true that just dumping them on end users and hoping that end users will use them correctly to solve important problems will fail

It is our job to apply these tools, not the end user's job, the hard part being user interface architecture, rather than cryptography protocols.

Yurls are one example of an idea for a user interface wrapping
Tahoe like methods to solve useful problems.

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