what's necessary before new OpenPGP keys are used?

Kai Engert kaie at kuix.de
Fri Dec 6 06:13:20 UTC 2019


On 06.12.19 00:23, Ben Bucksch wrote:
> You're thinking of yourself and other nerds. Normal users don't have 
> these thoughts. Average Alice thinks:
> 
> "What's this strange message? Key? What? The one for my car? Which key? 
> How am I supposed to know whether it's the right one?"
> 
> If you say "You should call Bob to verify", she thinks: "Yeah, right. 
> That's the whole point of email, right? That I have to call people, 
> right? Stupid stuff! Leave me alone already! I just want to write an 
> email. I have my heating overcharge bills to worry about and my stupid 
> room mate, and I don't have time for this nonsense. Where do I have to 
> click for this to go away?"

The challenge is to develop a UI that works for everyone. A UI that 
gives advanced users control, while not hindering users who don't want 
to deal with the details of email encryption.

It sounds like you don't believe we could accomplish that.

Let's not give up before we've tried.

Kai


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