[cryptography] Cypherpunks mailing list

Adam Back adam at cypherspace.org
Mon Mar 25 14:03:04 EDT 2013

Cyberpunk, cypherpunk, coderpunks... is all fine, I think people have
understood the etymology of those terms after a few decades, negative
connotations to some of 'punk' notwithstanding, a cypherpunk is a term for
an area of interest or philosophy with a dictionary definition at this

But my point actually was blah at al-qaeda.net???  Come on that is watch list
bait and an invitation NOT to join list blah, whatever it is about.


On Mon, Mar 25, 2013 at 06:18:14PM +0100, Eugen Leitl wrote:
>On Mon, Mar 25, 2013 at 05:50:18PM +0100, Adam Back wrote:
>>> Isn't exactly that a nice property of a "cypherpunks" list?
>> No it is not, it is a way to persuade people to leave, or not join the
>> listserv.
>We have to agree to disagree on that one. A 'punk' of any
>kind will tend to thumb his nose at authorities.
>If they consider the name annoying, so much the better.

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