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From Phillip Susi <>
Subject Re: pgp trust for https?
Date Wed, 09 Nov 2005 15:59:56 GMT
Exactly.  It doesn't matter where you live and what government you live 
under, they issue you some form(s) of identification.  A digital 
certificate is simply a digital form of identification.  Why should the 
government keep using ink and paper documents for identification when 
digital ones are much better?

I for one will be glad when I can just get a certificate in my email 
instead of waiting in line for 5 hours at the department of motor 
vehicles to renew my driver's license.

Boyle Owen wrote:
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Nick Kew []
>>> ... Personally, I feel this role belongs in the government.
>> Any particular government?  A few years ago I'd probably have agreed.
>> With the most blatently corrupt government in living memory, that has
>> less appeal.
> At first I thought this statment was inappropriate on an international list where we
don't know where anybody lives. But then I realised it applies equally well to every government
on the planet...
> Except, maybe, Iceland?
> Rgds,
> Owen Boyle
> Disclaimer: Any disclaimer attached to this message may be ignored. 

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