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    ! Time for US to be allowed to play on their own.
    by Anonymous on Monday October 24 2005, @07:27AM (#16327)
    This is a perfect example of the blind leading the blind. Really, time to hand this precious resource over to network experts that have 100's of years of experience in managing a global, multi nation resource, the ITU.

    But that's probably not going to happen, so time to turn the Internet as we know it into the US's own Intranet. This will be great for the lovers of ICANN, and restrict their hidden processes to only impacting US nationals which they appear to be happy with, and also good for the USA by reducing the overseas visibility of ICANNS embarrasing follies. (Reducing their international joaunts to national ones will even save money, not that ICANN was ever consious of wanting to do that! The ITU / UN should create the next generation, perhaps under the direction of the original Internet's Inventor, Sir Tim Berners-Lee, people who understand global network technology, understand reliability, something clearly lacking from the US's tenior and how to create a true and fair Global resource for the benefit of all Sovereign Nations.

    You guys still probably think that Vint Cerf invented the Internet!


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    Re:! Time for US to be allowed to play on their ow
    by Anonymous on Monday October 24 2005, @08:29AM (#16328)
    If you have your feet on U.S.-controlled soil and
    your assets tied up in U.S.-controlled legal
    structures and your packets flowing thru
    U.S.-controlled cyberspace, you have may think
    you have freedom, privacy and security but that
    is not the case.

    Do you have freedom to camp and fish ? Nope

    Do you have freedom to trade (buy and sell) with neighbors ? Nope [Note: In some places you can
    not even have a garage sale without a permit and
    other places it is not allowed at all.]

    Bits are bits, they will be recorded, analyzed,
    shared with insiders, etc. Control is the
    operative word. The legal community controls
    everything and people see that and walk away.

    You are correct that Vinton Cerf did not invent
    the Internet, he is a U.S. DOD-DARPA shill in a
    cheap three-piece suit.

    As for TBL, he came into the picture very late.
    Unfortunately, some people think the Internet
    was started in the late 90s when ISPs appeared.

    When the new wireless hits in the next 12 months
    a new round of ISPs will emerge. THEY may be
    viewed as inventing the Internet 10 years from
    now. They certainly see how not to do it, thanks
    to Cerf and ICANN.
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