Re: Dave Farber comments on Re: Major Labels v. Backbones
From: Patrick W. Gilmore
Date: Sun Aug 18 11:21:13 2002
At 03:07 PM 8/17/2002 -0700, Vadim Antonov wrote:
>On 17 Aug 2002, Paul Vixie wrote:
>> I want to know what the homeland security department is likely to do
>> about all this, not what is good/bad for the citizens of hostile
>> nations or even nonhostile nations.
>Likely nothing, unless they are complete incompetents. The point is:
>there's no feasible way to achieve any gains by restricting access on
I doubt they are complete incompetents, but they are
politicians. Sometimes people who are interested in a sound-bite or
press-release do things which look, at least in retrospect, as stupid so
they can garner some instant public reaction.
IOW: They may know it will not do any good, but they may do it any way for
a front-page headline. Or at least to look like they are doing something.