[Clips] The "Other" Ester: Anonymity-- Here Today, Gone Tomorrow

Gregory Hicks ghicks at cadence.com
Tue Nov 8 08:44:24 PST 2005

> Date: Tue, 8 Nov 2005 11:58:22 +0100 (CET)
> From: Jonathan Thornburg <jthorn at aei.mpg.de>
> To: "R.A. Hettinga" <rah at shipwright.com>
> Cc: cypherpunks at jfet.org, cryptography at metzdowd.com
> Subject: Re: [Clips] The "Other" Ester: Anonymity-- Here Today, Gone Tomorrow
> > 
> >
> >
> > Anonymity: Here Today, Gone Tomorrow
> > Esther Dyson
> >
> > It's ironic that the Web once seemed to promise individuals new
> > opportunities to explore the world without showing their face. Instead, it
> > is turning out to be a powerful force against anonymity.
> [[...]]
> Am I the only one that finds it ironic that
> (a) this site wanted to set a cookie, and
> (b) it wants a registration to show me more than the first paragraph?
> No thanks -- my policy is not to view "free" stories that require
> registration.

I could not agree more.  I got as far as seeing the "registration
required to read the rest of the article" and quit...  Guess I could try 

Gregory Hicks

I am perfectly capable of learning from my mistakes.  I will surely
learn a great deal today.

"A democracy is a sheep and two wolves deciding on what to have for
lunch.  Freedom is a well armed sheep contesting the results of the
decision." - Benjamin Franklin

"The best we can hope for concerning the people at large is that they
be properly armed." --Alexander Hamilton

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