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Re: Vinge's True Email name ?
On Mon, 9 Jan 1995, L. Todd Masco wrote:
> Sigh. Please don't use this, people. I'm sure VV has no desire to
> pay for oodles of mail telling him just how much people like him. Treat
> it like a home phone number (of course, some people abuse home phone
> numbers of famous folks...).
A general hint for finding authors' e-mail addresses: figure out where
he/she works from the book jacket, use WHOIS to find their domain name, and
then finger them or look at their web page to see if they have an e-mail
directory. (Now keep this a secret! I don't want the internet.masses to
find out my e-mail address when I become rich and famous! :-)
I bet Vinge has written for himself a really intelligent filter like the
kind he describes in AFUtD. Of course I wouldn't want to test this.
I guess this is not really related to cypherpunks, except to the general
philosophy of making tools to protect oneself, instead of relying on the
good will (and intelligence) of others.