[clug-talk] Anyone else getting a lot of supposed bounced mail?
jesse at kline.ca
Sun Sep 25 22:04:48 PDT 2005
On Sun, 2005-09-25 at 18:12 -0600, Aaron J. Seigo wrote:
> On Sunday 25 September 2005 17:18, Jesse Kline wrote:
> > but I couldn't find a good use for it
> i thought that's what this thread was about =)
You have a point, but my point was that I still don't see a good use for
it unless I am part of a criminal network where everyone is using the
tool, so that we can pass messages without fearing their interception by
> > but unless there is a critical mass of people using GPG, there is no point
> > to it.
> and just how do you get critical mass? ;)
Until the business world, and regular users on all platforms start to
see a need for the software, it's not going to reach that critical mass.
Seeing as how the technology has been around for a decade or so, I don't
see it happening in the near future.
> and to be honest, you don't need critical mass to make GPG useful. you just
> need enough of the people you correspond with regularly using it. that's a
> different thing entirely.
That's true, if all my friends and business acquaintances used it then I
would see a good use for it. My point is not that there are no good uses
for the software, I just feel that you need enough people using it in
order to make it worth while. As I said before, I think the real nice
thing about the software is the encryption but it doesn't help if no one
can decrypt it.
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