A critical component in getting society acceptance to the technology is to find a way to guarantee safety. The prevailing common wisdom is a data-driven empirical approach for safety validation where the more mileage driven the better the maturity of the system must be.
Having a Glossary meant I could reduce the text on most pages, while expanding background for the definitions, and relating the ideas to other similar, contradictory, or more basic ideas.
Why Bother with Definitions?
The value of a definition is insight. Simple descriptions are not always possible. Terms have meaning within particular contexts.
Tedious examples may be required to expose the full meaning. Good definitions can expose assumptions and provide a basis for reasoning to larger conclusions. Consider the idea that cryptography is used to keep secrets: We expect a cipher to win each and every contest brought by anyone who wishes to expose secrets.
We call those people opponentsbut who are they really, and what can they do? In practice, we cannot know. Opponents operate in secret: We do not know their names, nor how many they are, nor where they work.
We do not know what they know, nor their level of experience or resources, nor anything else about them. Because we do not know our opponents, we also do not know what they can do, including whether they can break our ciphers.
Unless we know these things that cannot be known, we cannot tell whether a particular cipher design will prevail in battle.
We cannot expect to know when our cipher has failed.
Even though the entire reason for using cryptography is to protect secret information, it is by definition impossible to know whether a cipher can do that.
Nobody can know whether a cipher is strong enough, no matter how well educated they are, or how experienced, or how well connected, because they would have to know the opponents best of all.
The definition of cryptography implies a contest between a cipher design and unknown opponents, and that means a successful outcome cannot be guaranteed by anyone. Sometimes the Significance is Implied Consider the cryptographer who says: First, the cryptographer has the great disadvantage of not being able to prove cipher strength, nor to even list every possible attack so they can be checked.
In contrast, the cryptanalyst might be able to actually demonstrate weakness, but only by dint of massive effort which may not succeed, and will not be compensated even if it does. Consequently, most criticisms will be extrapolations, possibly based on experience, and also possibly wrong.
The situation is inherently unbalanced, with a bias against the cryptographer's detailed and thought-out claims, and for mere handwave first-thoughts from anyone who deigns to comment.Reading, Writing, Arithmetic, and Lately, Coding - plombier-nemours.com 5/11/14 AM plombier-nemours.com Rereading America - Cultural Contexts for Critical Thinking and Writing, Gary Colombo, Robert and Explanations - IBM Lotus Notes Certification Review, Itcookbook Marine Biofouling Walking on Water - Reading, Writing, and Revolution, Derrick Jensen.
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This collection is a miscellany in Littlewood's sense (see his definition under Miscellany below). The quotes are almost all derived from my own reading, though a few are culled from dictionaries or have been sent to me by others.