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    ICANN Board Makes Good Point About "Attention NET"
    by Anonymous on Sunday November 13 2005, @06:41PM (#16493)
    "But can what WSIS decides make a difference to our online lives?  It's our internet.  All of ours.  Of course we're all subject to local laws, and to contracts (some we sign, some our ISPs sign, some about which we don't have much choice).  But in the end, it's not law that matters.  What matters is how we choose to spend our attention.

    Our attention can't be arrested -- not even by an international governmental forum."

    The ATTENTION NET at the moment is moving more
    and more to the LAN Party and Video Game Sector.

    The ATTENTION NET also has been moving for a long
    time to the "I Am the Center of the Net" market,
    with Instant Messaging, chat rooms, and blogging
    leading the way. PALTALK.COM is worth a look.
    It is amazing there is not a WSIS Room in the
    Adult Content section, or any section. It would
    probably blow the WSIS people away to see that
    they can meet on-line without flying from around
    the world. That of course would not be a "summit".
    That would just be another chat room.

    One last note on the ATTENTION NET. There can be
    many ATTENTION NETS. People watch TV, listen to
    the Radio, and play games on-line at the same
    time. They are mostly into moving images and
    entertainment and not text essays. There is also
    less and less interest in domain names. One has
    to wonder why ICANN groupies continue to try
    to pump that ATTENTION NET, which is fading.
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