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Re: The problem of playing politics with our constitutional rights
On Mon, 15 Sep 1997 10:40:30 -0700, you wrote:
>At 10:09 AM 9/15/97 -0700, sameer wrote:
>>> Writing the code is no longer enough. The code must be usable by the
>>> sheeple to work. How do we do that?
>> Sell code.
>It's not enough to have a great product -- you must also have great
>marketing. In the case of memewar, you need to get people to want to use
>something, enough to change their habits, even slightly. The less they need
>to change, relative to the benefit they get, the better.
>PGP/Eudora is a wonderful example of this. All that is needed to use it is
>one extra step (after install) -- typing your passphrase to sign a message
>before it is sent. Otherwise, it works the same as it always has. As a side
>effect, you can right-click to encrypt any file you can see in Explorer.
>Simple, quick, and usable even by the brain-dead, once you've convinced
>them TO use it. (And I forgot to bring my key file to work, so my Eudora
>here is useless for those purposes. Bother.)
Too bad I use Agent. PGP is not out for it.
Yea, great marketing works well. Just look at Windows.
Douglas L. Peterson