[ih] what is and isn't the web, was Rise and Fall of the Gopher Protocol

Stephen Casner casner at acm.org
Sun Aug 21 23:24:58 PDT 2016

On Sun, 21 Aug 2016, Dave Crocker wrote:

> Telephone calls and postal service did not (and do not) require
> authentication before the call completes or the message is delivered.
> Email was design with the same level of authentication as the existing
> personal communication services, namely none.

And for telephone calls that is proving to be a serious deficiency.

                                                        -- Steve

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