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    Re:"the big issues are not on the table"
    by Anonymous on Wednesday April 19 2006, @04:34PM (#16703)
    The sad thing, Wendy, is not just that ICANN presents the same sad canned obfuscation every year.

    Itís also that we hear the same complaints every year about how ICANN is sandbagging us with the same crap every year, with an aside about how long the flight was.

    Arenít we all in a holding pattern?

    The only thing keeping ICANN together is the utter horror that an UN-style governance effort (e.g. WSIS) represents. As bad as Vint and Paul have become, at least Robert Mugabe doesnít show up.
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    Re:"the big issues are not on the table" by Anonymous
    Arenít we all in a holding pattern?
    by Anonymous on Wednesday April 19 2006, @04:53PM (#16704)
    Arenít we all in a holding pattern?

    Nope, you are in meat-space, not cyber-space.

    Clues:

    "Flying half way around the world to a face to face meeting"

    Messages between people about meeting to communicate and "get something done".

    Showcasing meat-space institutions like Harvard
    and assuming it has some meaning in cyberspace.

    Assuming the current DNS technology is more
    than 1980s vintage academic research fall-out
    with ZERO knowledge of any leading edge DNS
    technology and the impact it will have on the
    Verisign-ICANN-DOC love-fest.
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