Re: wire tapping

Jay Shoup (
Mon, 20 May 1996 18:17:32 +5000

> The advantages of a chat log far outweigh the disadvantages. Anyone who is that
> paranoid about having their conversation recorded needs to 1) seriously recondsider
> where they choose to have such sensitive conversations. 2) seriously reconsider the
> types of conversations they are conducting IN PUBLIC.

The same could be argued for someone using a telephone in my home or
office. Since i have extensions you should reconsider using someother
means to communicate because i CAN listen in.....


> Let's face it folks...if you were in an analog Town Square, and I shot some video
> footage of you doing activities X,Y, and Z, in most cases, I would be well within my
> rights to distribute that footage. So why should we consider a FREE (and I don't just
> mean monetarily) digital space differently?

Actualy, this is not copmpletely so. If you use my likeness of image
for profit and i am not a public figure, it is resonable for me to
expect compinsation...I think this one is clearly supported by law...

> There seems to be this warped and misguided perception that being digital is somehow
> being more private. If anything it's the opposite. If you go digital, be prepared to
> go public.
Digital....This means nothing....The fact is that every time you make
a call outside of your local calling area, you are getting digital..
Almost every phone call is converted into DIGITAL before it is
transmitted by the phone company...Digital means squat....

Don't be a stranger, if you do I can't get in the car with you...
FTP : anonymous login

Jay Shoup
Eigenmann Hall RM 1281
Indiana University
Bloomington, Indidiana 47406
(812)857-2240 <Voice/Fax>

The 'Murphy Factor'.

The law states, "The statistical probability for a successful
presentation of a concept or idea seeking general acceptance
is inversely proportional to the number of observers observing
an experiment or project multiplied by a factor of (.5)".