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    Re: Beware! ICANN is closer than you think
    by fnord (groy2kNO@SPAMyahoo.com) on Monday July 15 2002, @04:37PM (#7883)
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    Oh great. Who's behind Meetup? Well, Esther Dyson contributed a Ton. Perhaps she met them here. Is this just some other lame idea she's shilling for like that face recognition voting thing she tried to push on the at-large via Pindar Wong that didn't work (named appropriatedly realuser.com)? Nice of Esther to continue to hang around the edges and remind us that ICANN self-dealing didn't just begin after her term. -g
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    I wuz wrong
    by fnord (groy2kNO@SPAMyahoo.com) on Monday July 15 2002, @06:41PM (#7885)
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    This isn't Esther shilling for someone she met recently. MEETOP CEO Scott Heiferman received $100 grand from Esther Dyson back in 1998 for his i-traffic online ad company. He later got backing from Esther Dyson in 2000 for the revolutionary RocketBoard he invented, a keyboard with color-coded keys that pointed to content from advertisers. When that gizmo flopped, no doubt to the surprise of at least these two supposed gurus, he actually wound up flipping burgers at McDonalds. Well, that gig didn't work either. But you can't keep a winderkind down. Now, he's baaaack. And so is Esther Dyson, perhaps still wanting a return on her investment(s).

    There's two things I wonder about though. The first person who signed up for icann.meetup (with Esther Dyson being the second) is:
    scott (Manhattan (below 42nd St))

    Perhaps someone who knows New York can help me out. Is this below 42nd St?:

    WHOIS: meetup.com

    Registrant:
    Helferman (PTKIKCJGQD)
    225 Lafayette, Suite 500
    New York, NY 10012

    If so, it is good to know that the renouned inventor of the revolutionary RocketBoard is now going to join those keeping a watchful eye on ICANN. If I ever meet him in New York (no need to go for burgers if he doesn't want to) perhaps he can help to answer my second question, though it isn't RocketBoard science:

    How on earth can any sane and decent person (or even one of the two) continue to believe in anything to do with Esther Dyson? And that includes both ICANN and its atlarge study. Perhaps the world junkets she was sent on for the latter while she studied the atlarge to death sufficiently made up for her loss when her complimentary RocketBoard died. No, I guess not, now she's baaack too, trying (one last time, we can only hope) to use ICANN to her personal advantage. For those not paying attention, this is standard operating procedure for ICANN insiders, but Esther Dyson, her dreams of hanging on as the atlarge head having been elbowed aside by Kent Crispin, still won't let it go. She'll settle for some mention, any mention, of her newest mistake.

    This isn't a huge scandal by ICANN standards, and... wait for it... there will be more, but what a sick sad sorry joke this, and Esther Dyson, are turning out to be. -g

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    Re: Beware! ICANN is closer than you think
    by alexander on Tuesday July 16 2002, @01:01AM (#7890)
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    Does anyhow know how Esther exactly manipulates the ICANN Meetups? Perhaps the software (rumour has it that Kent Crispin must have written it) is programmed to let the ICANN Meetups take place only in dark places with enough backrooms? Surely Meetup.com has an inbuilt mechanism to distinguish ICANN followers from ICANN critics? How about a Froomkin Filter™ that prevents blacklisted critics from signing up? I'm sure the 422 other topics were just created to divert attention from this terrible enterprise which undoubtedly is funded by Jones Day Reavis & Pogue themselves.

    Paranoidally yours,
    /alexander
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