Saturday, April 16, 2011

The Big Assumption -- Cryptography Edition

Regular readers will know that one of FLG's many pet theories is that the vast majority of people hold The Big Assumption, which simply stated is "The experiences that constitute my individual life are representative of the entire human condition."

Here's a quote from Bruce Schneier:
It's not that people believe they can create an unbreakable cipher; it's that people create a cipher that they themselves can't break, and then use that as evidence they've created an unbreakable cipher.

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