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Re: let's do it: NYT ad with hash of fingerprints (fwd)



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> Date: Sun, 18 Jan 1998 20:04:40 -0500
> From: John Young <[email protected]>
> Subject: Re: let's do it: NYT ad with hash of fingerprints (fwd)

> Printed ads are sometimes not archived as widely as news articles, due
> to the cost of reproduction, distribution and storage.

My experience with libraries is that they subscribe to the entire paper.
Place it in their archives and then at some time in the future micro-fiche
the whole paper. I have never seen a library that picked and chose what
got archived in their paper morgue's. I have done research on newspapers
going all the way back to the civil war, I have yet to find one that wasn't
archived in toto, ads and all.

> The same is true, though, of personals and other types of throwaways.

True but the point was that the data these short ads point to is *not*
archived by the same entity or necessarily any entity.

Is your webpage being archived by your local library? I be the New York
Times is.

> Adam, could you reduce the requisite gob to fit 64 characters? Each extra
> line runs about $300.

Your going to compress 100 cypherpunks 64-bit keys (I prefer 128-bit) down
to 64 characters without data loss? I wanna see *that* compression algorithm.


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