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    Re:Pick up the phone!
    by Kieren McCarthy on Wednesday May 16 2007, @01:05AM (#16951)
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    The answer is No.

    And the reason is because it will achieve absolutely nothing but more hot air, anger and abuse.

    Feel free to keep complaining about past sins, just don't expect me or anyone else to keep listening to them.

    Hang on though - being less aggressive for a moment - I have an idea for dealing with this undoubted issue of people remaining angry at the organisation for what happened in the past: start writing a collaborative book about ICANN.

    That way we can separate the current and ongoing issues that ICANN is dealing with, and the decisions made in the past. You would have to devise a set of rules for contributing and a system for responding to others' claims that encouraged debate and respect rather than the escalation of accusations, but it could be a very useful method by which alot of the old issues could be reconciled.

    What do you think? Is it worth at least trying? I'm sure I have a lot of old gripes about ICANN from having reported on it for years. I'd have to go through old stories and dig out what they were.

    I still say though that if you want to improve how ICANN works now, you have to work with what there is and change it.

    Kieren

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