Crypto Comedy

This is great! I love this comic: XKCD. It’s often so smart and clever! This one really tickled me. =)

(but then, I’m something of a crypto fan.) Which reminds me, in order to get the joke, you need to understand the method cryptographers use to teach and explain encryption processes and the like:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alice_and_Bob

Knowing that, the comic is funny. =) But the punchline comes with the cartoonist’s mouse-over ALT tag:

“Yet one more reason I’m barred from speaking at crypto conferences.”

Yet one more reason I'm barred from speaking at crypto conferences.