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Re: Statements against new.net?

  • From: Vadim Antonov
  • Date: Tue Mar 13 16:56:31 2001


That is based on the assumption that consistency is necessary
or desireable :)  Of course, it is dear to an engineer's mind,
but the case from the sociological point of view is far from
clear-cut.  In fact, way too many woes of human societies can
be (at least indirectly) attributed to the misguided attempts
to enforce consistency.

--vadim

>     It said that there
> needs to be one root, regardless of how that is chosen.  The notion
> that "the various operators act as they best see fit" is precisely the
> kind of thing we want to discourage, since that leads towards
> inconsistency.
> 
> 		--Steve Bellovin, http://www.research.att.com/~smb






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