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    Re: New TLDs and the Berkman Report
    by Anonymous on Monday July 29 2002, @02:57AM (#8146)
    Your comment does not undermine the reality of Edelman's subjective research that is designed to impact policy and legislation where it is not warranted, fair, precedented or in the best interest of competition and the open market.

    It is a set of thinly-veiled ideologically-charged data, crude in raw form and misleading when interpretative.

    You can even agree with the artificial limiting of namespace. That's your business, though I do not support it.

    But Edelman is not what he pretends to be. That is the issue.

    It's like the book, "Bias -- A CBS Insider Exposes How the Media Distort the News." The author is himself on the same political side as the news sources he charges with bias. But the issue of their personal ideologies was not his complaint. He was complaining that this news, as reported, wore the clothes of objectivity, though it was highly subjective, highly unbalanced, incomplete and very much political commentary.

    This is the issue with Edelman. Agree with him, if you want. But understand that he is an ideologue, championing a cause.

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    Re: New TLDs and the Berkman Report
    by Anonymous on Monday July 29 2002, @03:04AM (#8147)
    Mueller never pretends to be devoid of an opinion and his post above was not the direct result of exhaustive, objective research. It was a post. It was conversational. We understand that it is going to be embellished with an editorial tone.

    On the other hand, Ben pretends that his research is scientific, accurate and objective.

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    Re: New TLDs and the Berkman Report
    by Anonymous on Monday July 29 2002, @06:00AM (#8152)
    Significant means different things to laypeople, and to actual soft science types. If your mother and father try to kill you .. that is "significant" in lay terms. You will notice it -- probably not sleep well -- and may need therapy for decades. If you measure an objective measurement and determine that your means of analysis of the measurement allows your conclusion to be probably accurate THAT is statistical or scientific "quantified" significance.
    It is a miscomprehension to confuddle the two concepts. Statisticians say "it is significant (eg we can measure it) to a 95 % confidence interval based on this data. My mother says "this is a very significant day" ..
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