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    Re: ENUM: Parsing Hype From Hope
    by Anonymous on Monday October 14 2002, @04:27PM (#9737)
    I think there are substantial signs that convergence is desired and the "unified number" is only one indicator; it may not be the most important; VoIP, for example, is a potential ENUM service that exists independently of unified numbering. Even so, I suspect ENUM is gaining attention among many who see it has a potentially innovating protocol that will stand the static relationship between customer and traditional telecom operator on its head, if implemented properly. Hence, the policy "freaks" (as you call them) care a great deal about ENUM not because of misguided notions of consumer demand, but because of recognition of the fundamental shift that undergirds this hopeful technology. I would argue that what we now know - - in more precise terms than a decade ago, perhaps - - is that the public policy questions must be considered right along with (or closely trailing) the technology questions because failing to consider the interconnections among technology, policy, and law NOW will leave us with "CODE" and all that entails as Lawrence Lessig and others have helped to explain.

    -Rod Dixon
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