On 8/27/13 7:48 PM, Perry E. Metzger wrote: > On Tue, 27 Aug 2013 22:04:22 +0100 "Wendy M. Grossman" > <wen...@pelicancrossing.net> wrote: >> On 08/27/2013 18:34, ianG wrote: >>> Why do we need the 1980s assumption of being able to send freely >>> to everyone, anyway? >> >> It's clear you're not a journalist or working in any other >> profession where you actually need to be able to communicate >> spontaneously with strangers. > > Of course, as a reporter, you are probably getting email addresses of > people to talk to via referral, and that could be used to get past the > barrier.
And that's how friend-of-friend stuff is happening now (LinkedIn and the like). In a way the old-fashioned letter of introduction had a lot to recommend it. :-) Peter -- Peter Saint-Andre https://stpeter.im/ _______________________________________________ The cryptography mailing list firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.metzdowd.com/mailman/listinfo/cryptography