Calamitous Cryptography: The Extortoise and the Haregretful
By Justin Troutman
Pardon me for being a connoisseur of portmanteaux, but George Washington Carver once made a resounding point, among his many, in that one commands the attention of the world by doing a common thing in an uncommon way. Well, I may not command the attention of the world with my blatantly Aesopian play on words, but coupled with my elaboration on a premature subject, I may have an almost-magnetically fixating effect on the eyes of my audience. I’ll attempt to arrive somewhere close to this goal by talking about a very ubiquitous subject – cryptography – within a context that only a devil would advocate.