I can't believe Moxie went all out like that.
Ok, it was satire. I just changed a couple words in his latest anti-decentralization/anti-web3 post. Encryption was awkward and nerdy until it got easy (like Signal) now everybody manages their own keys and keyrings in these kinds of apps fine, because it's transparent. And they run their own servers when it's easy like a ring doorbell, wi-fi router, printer, or chromecast.
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Also there's plenty of possible ways of interacting with a decentralized system in a decentralized way without running your own server. It's a bit trickier, but so is encryption in messengers. In fact, these are all the exact same complaints that people made against end to end encryption. The same ones Moxie had to defeat making his service.
"The way encryption is handled isn't intuitive"
users, admins or developers?
i think its ok to make users store some kind of master seed (security code) to be able to recover encrypted messages, but it would probably have been better to implement bip39 for this. words are easier for humans.
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if you make people choose betwenn a end-to-end encrypted messaging system and a cleartext one, they would choose encryption if and only if it is as frictionless as the other one.
people don't like to walk over these fucking stones..they just want to use the fucking service.
users want encryption that is default on, silent and invisible.