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Re: Statements against new.net?
- From: Ben Browning
- Date: Fri Mar 16 01:42:18 2001
At 12:59 PM 3/15/2001, Patrick Greenwell wrote:
My point is that the laws of physics do not bend to allow an Edsel to sail
through the air with the greatest of ease, regardless of how fervently Joe
Sixpack may wish it. My point is that, although I could drive the
aforementioned Edsel off a cliff and market it as a way to make a
backwards-compatible flying car upgrade, it still ain't. The only
difference here is new.nets stupidity is a bit more subtle.
On Wed, 14 Mar 2001, Ben Browning wrote:
> I dare say there is a good consumer demand for a flying car, or a cure for
And people are working towards both. In fact, there are a couple of
"flying cars"(different companies implementations) out there. What's your
Please do not duck the next time the clue-by-four swings your way.
> Although consumer demand is not driven by our technical expertise, neither
> are our networks dictated by consumer demand.
Without consumer demand, it is highly unlikely that you'd have a network
to speak of.
Without us, it's highly unlikely consumers would have a network to demand.
Symbiotic relationships are not necessarily causal.
"The Board of ICANN is composed of nineteen Directors: nine At-Large
Directors, nine selected by ICANN's three supporting organizations, and the
President/CEO (ex officio). Five of the current At-Large Directors were
selected according to a vote of Internet users worldwide."
I agree with you, 100%. I don't believe one company should either, rather
it be NSI, ICANN, New.net, or any other player. But that is exactly what
the majority of individuals appear to be rather voiceferously
advocating, saying anything outside the "sanctioned root"(whatever that
means) should be blackholed, the people offfering such TLDS are "frauds",
As opposed to "New.net was started in May 2000 by idealab!, a leading
Internet incubator. We have developed proprietary technology that allows
our domain-naming system to exist alongside the traditional naming systems
currently in use on the Internet. New.net has applied for patent protection
for this technology."
At least ICANN has some pretense of democracy.
And before you climb on to the trusty soapbox, please don't. I think we are
all familiar with your "Damn the [ICANN|NSI] man!" tirade.
~Ben, as always, speaking for himself.
Ben Browning <email@example.com>
The River Internet Access Co.