“Mozilla Firefox” on Facebook just did a post suggesting that people use this method to choose strong passwords. That’s a video Mozilla produced a little while ago, which suggests starting with the “take the first letter of a phrase you know” technique and adding a few more tweaks to it.
Now, no disrespect to Richard Milewski, who did that video, but I think that XKCD’s analysis of this kind of technique is very compelling. The passwords produced by the method we are promoting are not very memorable, because the algorithm has too many variables. Perhaps we should switch to suggesting the XKCD method? My ISP, Andrews & Arnold, apparently switched for all new accounts on the day that cartoon was published.