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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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    I wuz wrong by fnord
    Re: I wuz wrong
    by fnord (groy2kNO@SPAMyahoo.com) on Monday July 15 2002, @09:42PM (#7887)
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    Thx. Except she's in CA according to MEETUP, and all over the globe according to ICANN travel and perk receipts which must be kept secret to ensure the stability of the internet, don't ya know.

    I just hope Esther is halfways to where her only public pronouncement is Do you want that with fries? -g

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    Re: I wuz wrong
    by fnord (groy2kNO@SPAMyahoo.com) on Tuesday July 16 2002, @09:07AM (#7902)
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    Esther wanted to be the doyen of a tame, docile atlarge. She was setting herself up to be its head manipulator. But Esther, for all her money, is a small time hustler, the ICANN backroom boys played her like a bad guitar from the beginning. They couldn't have any atlarge, even a single one might want to see the books. So they let her play out her little string of continually negotiating away the atlarge which put a cord around its neck till it was unconscious. Esther played her role well, anytime there's an audience to play to, she performs. And if she has to live the highlife and jetset around the world to do so on domain name registrants' money, well, you can never be too altruistic. Satisfied that Esther had successfully managed another mistake, the backroom boys hired Crispin for the technical co-ordination required to administer the coup de grāce. The dead body can be found here. In lieu of flowers, mourners are asked to please donate generously to your nearest registrar. -g
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