that silly people stopped believing that absolutely everything said by government departments should necessarily be available for anyone with an internet connection to see.
Some things are confidential, and they should remain so, until enough time has passed for them to no longer be a threat to life or limb, or until there's no danger of an invasion of personal privacy.
Unless we begin to understand this we'll find it increasingly difficult to get embassy or consular officials to communicate matters of personal opinion to one another, and diplomatic exchanges will become masterpieces of discretion in case some misguided fool gets hold of them and decides to let the world know what has been said.
Julian Assange should learn to act more responsibly than the excited schoolboy he seems to have become - hungry for the limelight, and apparently caring little about what effect his revelations might have on other peoples' lives.
'Publish and be damned' in this context might have far-reaching consequences.