Spying on Americans is for kids!

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Anyone else notice what

Anyone else notice what Crypto Cat is studying? I can understand how "Codes" and "Ciphers" relate to her gimmick, but "Native American?" What the hell is that?

Ryan's picture
Posted by Ryan (not verified) on 11 February 2006 - 1:31am
A reference to code talkers, perhaps?
media girl's picture
Posted by media girl on 11 February 2006 - 10:05am
maybe

it's a reminder to learn how to say one thing while doing the exact opposite, to make promises you never intend to keep ...

Madman in the Marketplace's picture
Posted by Madman in the M... on 11 February 2006 - 2:42pm
sexist?

It's interesting that Crypto Cat has undergone sexual reassignment and that she has had her duties limited to cryptography. Does her focus on encryption play into the cultural notion that girls are better at keeping secrets then boys? Is the decrypting dog simply opposisionally canine and male? Interesting stuff. . . .

IMHO the Cryto Cat is a vast improvement on Broadband, the morbidly obese, FCC cat - who will soon run the Internet. . . .

sjk's picture
Posted by sjk (not verified) on 11 February 2006 - 4:07pm
Could be an homage

to the women of Bletchley Park. Funny comment about the cultural notion on keeping secrets. I was always trained that women were generally worse than men at keeping secrets. However, differences between men and women are often dramatically overshadowed by actual differences between cultures (e;g;, old school Japan vs. modern middle east).

Southern Male's picture
Posted by Southern Male on 11 February 2006 - 8:53pm