Failure of PKI in messaging

Victor Duchovni Victor.Duchovni at
Thu Feb 15 11:36:35 EST 2007

On Thu, Feb 15, 2007 at 10:10:21AM -0500, Leichter, Jerry wrote:

> Meanwhile, the next generation of users is growing up on the immediacy
> of IM and text messaging.  Mail is ... so 20th century.

Well, you certainly don't want to use email when coordinating a place to
meet in the next 10-15 minutes, while on the move with a cell phone, or
other near-real-time social activity so important to the next generation
while they are still the "next" generation.

I challenge the myth that this means that email won't be more important
to them as they mature.

> Meanwhile, in real terms, it would be interesting to know what
> percentage of Email these days flows *between* organizations, and what
> percentage remains within individual organization's Exchange servers.

I may be able to get you a data-point on that. Qualititatively external
email is not shrinking in significance here.


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