Options and Futures delay.com
The private eye walked into the drug mogul's lush garden,
the purse with the documents clutched to her side.
She didn't protest when his thugs search her and remove her
little browning and that knife she kept in her left heel for
emergencies. ``A pity, Mrs. Greene, that you have stumbled upon
our organisation's secret masterplan to world domination.
I am afraid that you are too much of a security risk to let go.'' -
``That is most unfortunate. If my associate doesn't hear a
certain keyword from me until six o'clock, she might conclude
that I have been harmed and pass a certain envelope on to a certain
police officer, causing you distress that I would prefer to
avoid.'' - ``It's a pleasure to know I'm dealing with
professionals, Mrs. Greene.''
Delay.com delays messages. You submit a message, a target
address and a time at which to send the message, and receive
a key in exchange. For that, you play a flat fee that depends
on the duration of storage and the size of the message.
If delay.com never hears from you again, the message will be
sent to the party at the agreed-upon time, fulfilling and terminating
At any time before the send time, if you present to delay.com
the message key (encrypted with your personal key if PGP protection
is in effect), you can cancel the message, terminating the contract.
This is part of the basic service; there's no additional fee for
processing a cancellation.
Additional services, available on request for a small extra fee:
For an extra fee, you can waive cancellation of a message. The
message will not be cancelled, even if you yourself demand it at a
later time, even if you fully authenticate yourself through other
The message is delivered to a group of people
rather than a single person.
The message is printed and sent to its recipients on paper
in addition to electronic delivery.
Dead man switch
When the message is established, a second key is passed to the client.
The message is delivered if, in a certain time interval, that second key
is not sent to delay.com. Optionally,
delay.com will attempt
to contact the client by other means before that.