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Re: cryptography eliminates lawyers?

On Wed, 6 Sep 1995, Buford Terrell wrote:

> How could crypto put lawyers out of business?  People would still
> have disagreements; plans would still go wrong; cars would still
> crash.  More important, transactions would still need to be 
> structured to carry out the desires of the parties while minimizing
> risks.
> Good communications technology, including crypto, could make lawyering
> more efficient, but I suspect the savings would be minimal.

Well, if crypto reduces the role of government in human affairs, it will 
reduce work for lawyers.  Telecoms will certainly break the professional 
monopoly of lawyers (and other professionals).