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    Indeed: Buy it!
    by alexander on Friday June 14 2002, @08:39AM (#7180)
    User #22 Info | http://www.icannchannel.de
    Never mind the affiliate account -- buy the book! ;) "Ruling the Root" is telling a fascinating story: How did "the root" evolve, how did especially the name space become a valuable resource and how did the fight over this resource lead to institutional innovation aka ICANN? This story is told in a very readable and occasionally very funny way (see e.g. footnote 17 of chapter 11). But it's not only history, it also discusses possible future developments (and it's also interesting from a theoretical point of view, even though I put this in parantheses in order not to scare anyone off...)

    One of the reasons why I recommend "Ruling the Root" wholeheartedly is mentioned in the Salon review: Milton "documents and explains this process of evolution in absorbing detail, without raising his voice or lapsing into outrage." If you just want whining about ICANN, buy something else. This one helps you to arrive at your own conclusions.

    Many thanks to Milton for this excellent book!

    (For fellow Germans who want to order the book online: It seems that neither the libri.de affiliates nor bol.de nor the buch.de affiliates carry it. You have to go to amazon.de [icann.blog.link].)
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