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    .NET Moving into OLD AGE and Senile Minds
    by Anonymous on Wednesday June 23 2004, @08:29AM (#13801)
    Vint Cerf: Net's moving into iron age

    Internet pioneer Vint Cerf contends that the Internet is still
    early in its evolution, in the process of moving from a figurative
    stone age to an iron age. Cerf, who is senior vice president of
    technology strategy at MCI, stewards the Net in his role as ICANN
    chairman. In our recent Face to Face interview, Cerf talked with me
    about the Internet's future and outlined his views on spam, privacy,
    IPv6 and interplanetary networking. He also answered the question,
    "Who should run the Internet?"
    http://ct.com.com/click?q=fa-FmqNQhO3Y5MZZIF1tKYlo JWpeLsR
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    Don't Waste Your Time it is Classic CERFdom
    by Anonymous on Wednesday June 23 2004, @01:37PM (#13803)
    Don't Waste Your Time it is Classic CERFdom

    It is the classic, shallow, Vint Cerf "I am so excited about everything." with no real depth on his insatiable need to control ,censor and spin to make sure his religion's insiders get the cash-flow, while the world pays.

    It is interesting that Cerf suggests that private citizens should construct elaborate sting operations to draw people out, who he views as not playing nice (spammers as one example) and then he suggests that once out-ed, the people should be "publicly flogged". Maybe this is what he plans for future ICANN and IETF meetings to entertain the visitors. He obviously is oblivious to simple concepts such as laws discouraging vigilantes and assault and battery laws. He clearly places himself above all laws. His arrogance is showcased on the video.

    At the end, it is ironic that the discussion wanders into a territory about the net being used by society as a mirror to see itself and to see its problems. Vinton Cerf has obviously not looked in the mirror lately, to see one of the largest problems on the net. Again, he likely thinks he is the mirror itself holding it for everyone else to see and use, but making himself immune from any of the same scrutiny.

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    COM.COM must be a typo, ICANN Prohibits That
    by Anonymous on Wednesday June 23 2004, @02:01PM (#13804)
    COM.COM must be a typo, ICANN Prohibits That

    ICANN censors all usage of TLDs as second-level domain names.

    They also censor all sorts of other names they do not want you to see, such as the single-letter .NET names, used to run the .NET Operating System.

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