As Electronic Frontier Foundation co-founder John Perry Barlow put it, "You can have my encryption algorithm. . . when you pry my chilly useless fingers from my personal key." In the face of this apparent inevitability—crypto for the plenty!
Ideally, if someone chooses a pseudonym in one of these immediate Edge echniques, nobody else can ship mail beneath that name. This permits for the potential for a real digital persona—an "identification" completely disembodied from one's bodily being. The real action in that realm occurs by way of The List, an digital posting ground which generally generates more than 50 messages a day. People on The List obtain the messages on their Internet mailboxes and might reply. The List is kind of a perpetual dialog pit from which gossip is exchanged, schemes are hatched, fantasies are outlined, and code is swapped.