Oh my…

Neal Koblitz is not a happy camper:

At Crypto 2011 the Program Chair, Phil Rogaway, explained that the paper [2] was chosen for the Best Paper Award “overwhelmingly” by the Program Committee, which “praised the work for its broad appeal…and its potential impact.”

And, indeed, the treatment of hashed ElGamal encryption in [2] is in some sense a remarkable achievement. Usually one has to leave the sciences entirely if one wishes to find works of scholarship — for example, Michel Foucault’s turgid 760-page three-volume philosophical treatise on sex [14] — that have been so successful in turning something that should be interesting and accessible to everyone into something lengthy, unreadable, and boring.

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