Tim May Hosts Cypherpunks Party September 2002

John Young jya at pipeline.com
Sun Dec 16 07:23:56 PST 2018


6 September 2002

Date: Wed, 4 Sep 2002 09:54:03 -0700
Subject: Announcement: Cypherpunks meeting/party/BBQ, Tim May's house
To: cypherpunks at lne.com
From: Tim May <tcmay at got.net>

ANNOUNCEMENT: Cypherpunks Meeting and Party/BBQ, Saturday, September 
14th, 2002. Tim May's house, Corralitos, California.

* WHAT?: Ten years ago this month the first Cypherpunks meeting. 
Cypherpunks meeting and party. Several interesting talks are planned, 
though nothing of the usual "political action" sort. A flexible 
agenda will be posted at the meeting. I am hoping we can have as 
stimulating a discussion as we had at our first meetings a decade ago.

* WHEN?: Saturday, September 14th, 1 p.m. to "late." (A limited 
amount of people can stay overnight--ask me about it.) Formal talks 
will probably run for several hours, then the informal and BBQ/party 
takes over. People can arrive as early as 1 p.m. and hang out, but 
the formal agenda will start promptly at 2.

* WHERE?: Tim May's house in Corralitos, east of Santa Cruz and north 
of Watsonville. 427 Allan Lane, Corralitos. Detailed driving 
instructions at the end of this message...or use one of the many 
mappers on the Net. It takes about an hour to get from Sunnyvale to 
my house, about 40 miles, so plan your travel accordingly.

* WHO?: Cypherpunks and friends who are not narcs or Feds. Contrary 
to some meetings in the past, this is NOT an "open meeting, open to 
all." That strategy worked OK for some meetings in public places 
where certain kinds of software were to be distributed. But my house 
is a private residence. I have nothing against legitimate cops 
enforcing legitimate laws, but I don't want persecutors traipsing 
through my house, perhaps planting evidence, looking for signs of 
illegal activities or grounds for a warrant, etc. This is a PRIVATE 
RESIDENCE and I intend to escort to the door anyone who is unknown to 
others. If you are a lurker who doesn't know anybody and you want to 
attend, send me e-mail and we'll arrange something.

* WHAT ELSE?: Parking may be tight. And because of the distance, 
carpooling with your friends would be good. A cat lives in the 
house...don't leave any doors open, and tell me if you see him get out.

* CHILDREN?: My house is not child-friendly, and I don't have time to 
make sure nothing dangerous is exposed. Please leave children out of 
this meeting/party.

* FOOD: If you stay for the evening BBQ and party, bring something to 
share. Don't everyone bring a bag of chips! The Corralitos Market is 
a popular place for meats, sausages, etc. (Don't everyone bring 
sausages, either!) And if you drink, remember the drive home.

--Tim May (location instructions below)

Getting to Tim May's house in Corralitos:

427 Allan Lane (MapQuest works well). 831-728-0152

 From Santa Cruz, south on Highway 1. Take Freedom Boulevard exit in 
Aptos. Go inland, on Freedom Blvd.  Travel about 5 miles, to first 
stop sign. Take a left on Corralitos Road. At the the next stop sign, 
the Corralitos Market (good sausages!) will be on your left. Just 
before the stop sign, bear right on Brown's Valley Road. Cross bridge 
and then bear left as Brown's Valley Road turns. Travel about one 
mile to Allan Lane, on the right.

Allan Lane is at about the "360" mailbox point on Brown's Valley 
Road...if you go too far and enter the redwoods, turn back! Drive to 
top of hill on Allan Lane.  At top, bear left, over a small rise, 
past a house on the left, then down my driveway. My house will be the 
white stucco semi-Spanish style, with a red Explorer and black 
Mercedes in the driveway.

Note for parties: You can park either in my driveway or at the top of 
the hill and walk a few hundred feet. Don't block any driveways!

 From points south of Santa Cruz, take Green Valley Road exit off of 
Highway 1. Travel about 2 miles to Freedom Boulevard. Turn left. Then 
right at Corralitos Road.


Date: Fri, 6 Sep 2002 17:50:33 -0400
To: cypherpunks at lne.com
From: "R. A. Hettinga" <rah at shipwright.com>
Subject: seeking information for Wired News article

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From: "Danit Lidor" <dlidor at wired.com>
To: <rah at shipwright.com>
Subject: seeking information for Wired News article
Date: Fri, 6 Sep 2002 13:19:21 -0700

Hi there,

I am a reporter at Wired News. We received notice of the upcoming 
Cypherpunks 10th anniversary bash. I am thinking of writing a short 
article about the history and current status of the cypherpunk community.

Obviously, things have changed a lot in the last 10 years. I imagine 
that you and other cypherpunks would have much to say on the topic. 
Please feel free to rant and rave to me about whatever you feel would 
be relevant to this kind of article.

When did the Cypherpunks come into existence? Who were the founding 
members? What was the inital purpose? What kinds of people are involved?

Who (socially, I mean, not names!) exactly are the members of the 
group? How many at any one time? Is it a rotating membership, with 
people coming and going?

There has been a substantial amount of press dedicated to the 
Cypherpunks, what's been the community response?

Have their been internal discussions about the repercussions of the 
media's involvement and the like?

Wired News had a very familiar relationship with the cypherpunks - 
has it been viewed as a positive thing?

Have the ideals of the group changed over the years?

Are there any manifestos or official statements from the group that I 
can access?

What are the future plans for the cypherpunks?

I attempted to access cypherpunks.com but most of the links are dead, 
why isn't anyone maintaining it? Or is it unrelated to the current community?

With whom else are the cypherpunks allied?

What do you, personally, have to say about the future of the 
Internet, privacy, legislation, hacking, phreaking, cyber terrorism, 
the governement. etc?

And finally, who else should I be talking to?

Thanks for your time. I am hoping to get the story done before the 
end of next week (i.e., before the actual party.) Of course, I would 
never publish the location of the party or any other information that 
you don't feel comfortable about.

Danit Lidor

I am also available at 415.276.3925. Please leave me a message if I'm 
away from my desk. I am more than happy to call you back.

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