Jargons of Info Tech industry
steve at REMOVETHIScyber.com.au
Sun Oct 9 17:33:43 CEST 2005
On Sun, 09 Oct 2005 13:44:42 +0000, Tim Tyler wrote:
> In comp.lang.java.programmer Roedy Green <my_email_is_posted_on_my_website at munged.invalid> wrote or quoted:
>> Read my essay.
> FYI, this bit:
> ``Like ICQ, someone cannot send you mail without your prior permission.
> They can't send you mail because they don't have your public key to
> encrypt the mail.''
> ...is pretty confusing - because "public key" is a term with a technical
> meaning in cryptography - and a public key really *is* public.
The term you want is "wrong", not "confusing".
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