Replacing Alice and Bob
A proposal to replace cryptography's Alice and Bob with Sita and Rama:
Any book on cryptography invariably involves the characters Alice and Bob. It is always Alice who wants to send a message to Bob. This article replaces the dramatis personnae of cryptography with characters drawn from Hindu mythology.
Posted on September 27, 2012 at 9:10 AM
Presumably some other religion will complain about Hindu, Jewish characters - so the safest thing to do is just use Klingon. Then nobody can be offended.
Of course is does mean that lecture notes will include "K'Ehleyr communicates to K'mpec while K'nera eavesdrops" - but this will just encourage students to pay more attention.
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