Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Perl Munitions T-Shirt

I saw recent article on Wassenaar and it included a link to Adam Back's website, www.cypherspace.org.  Adam developed a Perl script that was at one time considered a munition under ITAR.  Of course, handling a 3-line Perl script like a bomb is ridiculous.  Especially since the encryption algorithms were widely known, even at the time.  To bring public attention to ITAR, the script was printed on a t-shirt making it a non-exportable munition.  The t-shirt was featured by media publishers like Wired Magazine.
Photo: front
Photo: back

Adam is no longer printing these t-shirts but provides the graphics to the public if you want to print your own.  Designs for the t-shirt if your interested to print one yourself.  I have used CustomInk to print custom t-shirts in the past with good results.  I appreciate clever and thought provoking t-shirts.  I may have to make one of these classics for myself.  Wearing an export controlled munition around the office is extremely cool.

Images and Perl Munitions T-Shirt, Adam Back of www.cyberspace.org

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