It’s all very interesting.
One thing that nobody talks about is the impossibility of dead-man switches. There have to be some number of people besides Assange that have copies of all of his data, either in the clear or with the keys to decrypt. If he really wants this data released in the event of his incapacitation, he can’t just be relying on some script checking every day or week for signs of life.
Assange claims, as well, that five newspapers have all of he diplomatic cables. I can’t help but think that the security at those papers might not be all that good — they are in the business of distributing information, after all.
My guess is that pretty soon, all of the cables will be released anonymously, and then all of of Assange’s protection will be lost.