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    Keith Teare's Iconoclastic Take on the SiteFinder Report | Log in/Create an Account | Top | 21 comments | Search Discussion
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    "technical crowd" ? ICANN ? Where ? Where ?
    by Anonymous on Thursday July 22 2004, @09:11PM (#14005)
    Why would anyone with technical skills go near
    something as shallow as ICANN ?

    It is much more productive to focus on the
    technology that will keep 99.9% of the netizens
    FREE from the shackles of the Internet Society,
    rather than working on protecting a few dozen
    academic/government zealots and their out-dated
    technology.

    Verisign will of course play both games. They
    can afford that. They can cultivate wide-spread
    evaluation of the past to keep people distracted.
    At the same time, they can quietly deploy new
    technology.

    North Americans can now buy a hardware device
    for $60 that will open an entire new world and .NET experience. A few years ago, such a device
    would have cost over $6,000. If the Internet
    Society had their way, the devices would not
    be allowed to be manufactured. North Americans
    have ignored the Internet Society and no longer
    waste their time on something like ICANN.
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