PlayStation 3 predicts next US president

Ed Gerck edgerck at
Tue Dec 11 14:28:03 EST 2007

Allen wrote:
> William Allen Simpson wrote:
> [snip]
>> The whole point of a notary is to bind a document to a person.  That the
>> person submitted two or more different documents at different times is
>> readily observable.  After all, the notary has the document(s)!
> No, the notary does not have the documents *after* they are notarized, 
> nor do they keep copies. Having been a notary I know this personally. 

Thanks, Allen. Interestingly, digital signatures do provide what
notaries can't provide in this case. Even though a digital signature
binds a document to a key, there are known legal frameworks that can
be used to bind the key to a person.

Ed Gerck

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