[cap-talk] Canopener (was: Re: Confused Deputies and Rights Amplification)
jed at nersc.gov
Wed Feb 20 16:01:02 EST 2008
On 2/19/2008 8:57 PM, Bill Frantz wrote:
> clandau at macslab.com (Charles Landau) on Tuesday, February 19, 2008 wrote:
>> At 7:20 PM -0800 2/19/08, Norman Hardy wrote:
>>> Actually the can opener was O(n). It was for pure convenience and
>>> nominally to bundle authority.
>>> As we used it each programmer would have his own can opener for the
>>> things he had programmed.
>> I can't find "canopener" in the KeyKOS document. Are you both talking
>> about the key-indexed directory? It did not do amplification, just EQ.
> I think the canopener was a factory creator with recall builder
> rights <http://www.agorics.com/Library/KeyKos/Gnosis/70.html>.
> This key was available in SYSNODE slot 9's slot 13.
> When we pulled a copy of that key into our personal directories, we
> tended to call it CANOPENER.
I looked at the above references but was unable to get a sense
of what the "canopener" was intended to do.
Could you perhaps describe at a high level the value this
"canopener" provided in your personal directories? I.e.
what did you use it for?
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