The real game: networks

From a professional friend and personal hero: “Without networks, we can’t go anywhere… Getting (TCP-)IP to all of the villages in Africa is probably a much more important goal than a bit more crypto… the real game is in getting packets to people. Once we get the packets there, we can do good stuff with crypto, but it’s just another tool.” –Ian Grigg

What getting your ass kicked looks like, crypto style

If you’re a policymaker in the UK or the US supporting crypto backdoors, now would be a really good time – assuming you haven’t melted into your shoes – to hide under a rock and cry: Mother of God. Cryptographers aren’t generally as well known as, say, theoretical physicists, so it might not be immediately apparent quite how stinging a rebuke this is. The rough equivalent would be┬ásort of like having Paul Dirac, Werner Heisenberg, Albert Einstein, Max Born, Niels Bohr, John von Neumann and Erwin Schrodinger show up at your front door – uninvited, all at once, on live…