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    More of Milton's Minutia Wastes People's Time
    by Anonymous on Friday July 23 2004, @04:31AM (#14008)
    ICANN could not hire a better straight man than
    Milton Mueller, an academic with far too much time
    on his hands and a boundless capacity to waste
    other people's time and HELP to perpetuate a
    travesty like ICANN. [ Also note the key role that
    Sir Milton played in handing the .ORG TLD cash-cow
    to the Internet Society. ]

    This time around, Milton is apparently front row
    center at the latest ICANN retreat in Shangri La.
    Apparently, someone or some group thinks Milton
    should be funded to attend expensive events such
    as that. The average Internet user can not afford
    to do that, even if they live near the venue.
    They have to work for a living.

    ICANN and the Internet Society of course depend
    on a steady stream of "people with too much time
    on their hands" to make up their audience. Without
    that face-to-face audience, there is no ICANN.
    The web-site(s) are not the meeting place. ICANN
    does not use the Internet. They avoid it at all

    Fortunately, people who DO USE THE INTERNET, can
    avoid wasting their time and their friend's and
    family's time and focus on building a real .NET
    Those people do not have to travel to ICANN
    venues, and they do not have to waste their time
    on Milton's Minutia.

    Instead, some are building hardware, others are
    writing code, and still others are writing
    documentation. From there, groups are taking
    their results to the open and free North American
    marketplace, where the real critics will judge
    and vote with their $$$s, eye-balls and time.

    It is really a shame that an intelligent person
    like Milton, does not realize the harm that he
    does to current generations and future generations
    by being part of the ICANN and Internet Society
    audience. Maybe the best one can hope for is that
    Milton is effective at entertaining ICANN while
    the rest of the world is spared, and spends their
    time on productive work with lasting results.

    ICANN's days are numbered. Clearly, with the
    release of the 9/11 Commission Report, the
    political and legal climate will change in the
    United States. Telecommunication companies are
    not going to rely on amateur root server
    operators controlled by an Australian girlie-boy.
    The Governator will help to change all that.
    The .NET technology is now ready, and available
    to any always-on broad-band user for less than
    $100 in new hardware.

    The Internet Society will now last as long as
    people are willing to pay their $6 per year .ORG
    taxes. Of course the Society will block all forms
    of competition and attempt to use their network
    of sham non-profit companies to do their dirty
    work. They like living like royalty in the U.S.
    and Switzerland. Check out their up-coming bash
    in San Diego, where your .ORG tax dollars will
    be spent.

    One can only hope that education (something
    Milton is supposed to be paid to do) and time
    will help to educate people and help them *avoid*
    becoming the audience to the ICANN circus or
    a brain-washed, card-carrying member of the
    communist Internet Society. Yes, companies like
    V$, M$ and C$ are going to HELP do that education
    and they will prosper. Imagine what would happen
    if people like Milton also helped. On second
    thought, he is probably best being used as one
    of the weapons of minutia-distraction. Carry on.
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    Re:More of Milton's Minutia Wastes People's Time
    by Mueller (muellerNO@SPAMsyr.edu) on Friday July 23 2004, @06:07PM (#14019)
    User #2901 Info | http://istweb.syr.edu/~mueller/

    Talk about too much time on your hands. seven anonymous comments, all off topic. Good show, Jim.
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