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Re: [council] TOTALLY INCORRECT Information about CENTR
as chair of CORE i would like to inform the council that the recent
article article referred to in previous e-mail is not totally in error.
we at CORE have recently decided to re-double our efforts in the organ
business in a true global outreach.
we are in the process of initiating a comprehensive program which encourages
all of our members to canvass old churches,coleges, schools, music
conservatorys and private homes in an attempt to locate and salvage any old
and unused organs.
we are concentrating primarily on pipe organs but also have our eyes out for
pump organs as well.
we have also entered into a program whereby many of our members have agreed
to accept these organs in trade for partial credit towards registration of
both citicorp and UBS have agreed to assist in this effort and establish a
joint network of "organ banks" and the DAICHI
bank is looking into this project as well.
we are also encouraging any person who has an organ in their home to sign an
organ donor card which will help clarify their wishes in case of their
demise or divorce
(property settlement ...)
we are eagerly looking forward to the full co-operation of CENTR in this
project and anticipate a strong lobbying effort from all of their members
for this worthwhile endeavor. hopefully CENTRE members will get behind this
effort in a big way & have available "organ donor cards" in their respected
administrator's offices and encourage their registrars to involve
themselves in this worthwhile endeavor ???
----- Original Message -----
From: Dennis Jennings <Dennis.Jennings@ucd.ie>
To: 'Michael Schneider' <email@example.com>
Sent: Wednesday, October 06, 1999 4:19 PM
Subject: RE: [council] TOTALLY INCORRECT Information about CENTR
> A good rule is
> "Never see conspiracy when good old fashioned stupidity is just as good an
> Thanks for the explanation of CORE - I always wondered.
> On Wednesday, October 06, 1999 8:42 PM, Michael Schneider
> > /* some of the CCs removed since I'm not on the respective lists */
> > At 19:40 06.10.99 +0100, Dennis Jennings wrote:
> > >CENTR Colleagues,
> > >
> > >A press article in a Swedish journal included the following TOTALLY
> > >INCORRECT information about CENTR.
> > A truely interesting contribution. One never ceases to learn ;-)
> > For general amusement I can contribute some extracts from an article
> > the German magazine "NetInvestor" (sic!) published a couple of weeks ago
> > the topic of ICANN:
> > "dominance instead of monopoly ... the golden cow slaughtered.
> > The monopoly of Network Solutions has been broken ... now other
> > my also act as registrars of Internet-addresses. ... Core, the Center
> > Organ Recovery & Education, is one of the five chosen few that may
> > distribute Domain Names."
> > It is always wonderful in what detail some journalists do research.
> > the reports are sometimes so evidently incorrect that one mustn't worry
> > about the result. Even the Swedish journal already disqualified itself
> > the second sentence:
> > >"CENTR proposes the introduction of the TLD .eu in order to promote
> > >interest of Europe. Because the national TLDs are relatively small
> > >compared with .com, .net and .org, 33 ccTLDs decided in March 1998 to
> > >establish the organisation for lobbying called CENTR.
> > One should recommend the authors to have a look at the TLD .de, which
> > least when combined with two or three of the other leading European
> > is not really several orders of magnitude away from .com.
> > >We, the CENTR Executive and staff, are trying to find out whether this
> > >was just bad/stupid journalism - or whether there is perhaps a more
> > >sinister explanation.
> > The latter I can hardly imagine in view of the quality of the quote.
> > Best regards,
> > Michael Schneider
> > --
> > --------------------------------------------------------------------
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