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    Re: Don't Chat With Esther Dyson Online
    by Anonymous on Monday November 18 2002, @09:23PM (#10176)
    ICANN has a problem with the At Large. It just won't go away, or rather, it has gone away, that's the problem.

    ICANN's At Large effort is dead, in rapid decline, dwindled to the point of non-existence, an ex-AtLarge - a handful only still trying to penetrate the impenetrable. Is Jeff Williams the last man standing? Where are the tens of thousands of people who openly declared their interest 2 years ago? They are gone, and with them, any possible claim to wider community support for the ICANN Reform.

    Solution. Bring on Esther to head up "rent-a-crowd" and create the illusion that an At large exists, then sell it to the highest bidder.

    There is nobody more accomplished at going under the media spotlight to raise eyebrows, and feed provocative sound bites to editors. Reports of a working At Large can then be presented to the ICANN Board as they approach a landing in Amsterdam - and greatly exaggerated.

    Being trashed as part of an ICANN PR exercise and fundraiser is certainly consistent with the good old days. What is unusual is the thunderous silence on all the lists.
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