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Sat 25 Jun 2005
Stay Foolish. Because God Rewards Fools.
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The trio of Martin Hellman, Whitfield Diffie and Ralph Merkle had been the first to find an answer to the key distribution problem of cryptography (see previous post). Or, at least, a conceptual answer, because they were followed by another trio - whose initials made out R, S, and A - who actually supplied an implementable solution. That's why PKI encryption is also known as RSA encryption today.
But, anyway, here's a quote from Martin Hellman, from Simon Singh's book :
Remember the end of Steve Jobs' Stanford commencement speech where he said, "Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish"? Because God rewards fools.
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