from the but-sir-what-about-this-teapot?! dept.
HiyaPower writes: "After a lot of perserverence, John Young has finally gotten the NSA to release a pile of stuff under the Freedom of Information Act and has posted it on his Web site at cryptome. I guess that it's at least a relief to know that if you keep after these folks long enough, they will release material about 20-year-old projects. Having had a security clearance myself, I understand the need to know aspects of this sort of stuff, but still, when there is nothing that will compromise security, it's better to get it out than to have the paranoids running around feeling that you are hiding something."
Top Ten Things Overheard At The ANSI C Draft Committee Meetings:
(7) Well, it's an excellent idea, but it would make the compilers too
hard to write.