Tim Berners-Lee created the worldwide web. Are you now going to give it back? Paul Mockapetris created the DNS and wishes it hadn't fallen into the hands of politicos and lawyers (IE: ICANN). Can he have it back now?|
My comments may seem anti-American (that is, anti-US) but they aren't intended to be, I've lived and worked in the US and probably will again, numerous friends and relatives are US citizens, as were my ancestors, one tree right back to Plymouth Rock, and another back even further (the Lakota). I almost always like and get along with individual Americans I meet, to about the same degree as citizens of other countries.
What I have a problem with is those aspects of the American system which allow for the abuses of Enron and WorldCom, for the FDA, for ICANN, all of which can be traced to big money control of the USG, all of which spill over into the rest of the world. The rest of the world doesn't much care for this and won't shut up, so either get used to it or decide that as your superpower status largely comes from the barrel of a gun, you're prepared to use it to stifle dissent (and even that wouldn't work on some of us). Nor do I think that most Americans, at least those I've met, would support such a notion. -g