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Re: Unverifiable Transactions / Cookie draft

From: Steven Sajous <Steven.Sajous@golf.com>
Date: Tue, 18 Mar 1997 15:47:01 +0000
Message-Id: <9703182046.AA00729@driver.golf.com>
To: Jeremey Barrett <jeremey@veriweb.com>
Cc: http-wg@cuckoo.hpl.hp.com
You guys should really ease up on the conspiracy theories. Whenever 
you call Pizza -Hut Dominoes or any big food delivery place your are 
sent (technically) a cookie. They know exactly what phone number you 
are calling from. They will not say that because it is against the 
law for them to tell you that they have your number, but it is legal 
for them to have it.

Second whenever you get a driver's license you are sent 
(technically) a cookie. Where do you think Reader's Digest gets your 
address to send you you entries to win $10,000,000. No one complains 
about that. The truth is that it is very expensive to keep a site up, 
and advertising is the only way to go for bigger sites. So stop being 
paranoid, you have been receiving cookies way before you knew what a 
modem looked like
Received on Tuesday, 18 March 1997 12:49:04 EST

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