Re: steganography (and bin Laden)

From: Amara Graps (
Date: Fri Oct 12 2001 - 01:23:39 MDT

J. R. Molloy, Thu Oct 11, 2001 12:21 pm:

>At any rate, the article is useful in that it shows an awareness of
>steganographic messages

A Nasrudin story for you.


Nasrudin used to take his donkey across a frontier every day, with the
panniers loaded with straw. Since he admitted to being a smuggler when
he trudged home every night, the frontier guards searched him again
and again. They searched his person, sifted the straw, steeped it in
water, even burned it from time to time. Meanwhile he was becoming
visibly more and more prosperous.

Then he retired and went to live in another country. Here one of the
customs offers met him, years later.

"You can tell me now, Nasrudin," he said. "Whatever _was_ it that you
were smuggling, when we could never catch you out?"

"Donkeys," said Nasrudin.




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