Re: [ga] STATISTICS
These and the other statistics and this opinion are helpful to the already listed
participants. But just as an example;
How many participants are: Under age 50, not-formally educated in computer
technology, English as a primary language or are fluent, been using the Internet for
under five years, do not know what ICANN is, do not own a domain name.
Well there is 75% of your stakeholders. We do not participate for ourselves but for
them. A bill of rights is not for the proactive but for the weak and uninformed
These people do not - not participate for any reasons listed on this list. They do
not participate because they do not want to, they expect us to do it for them. We
should not ever fall into the trap of thinking that outreach en mass is anything but,
marketing and will entail propaganda. This is not good or bad or a value judgment of
any sort. It just is. Cogito ergo sum.
L Gallegos wrote:
> Outreach is good, if the numbers are balanced from the community.
> There are not enough individuals and small businesses to balance out
> the special interests, so the capture is still there, IMO.
> I agree that the pettiness and personal attacks are killing the effort and
> am participating less as a result myself.
> On 28 Apr 2001, at 3:52, William S. Lovell wrote:
> > "babybows.com" wrote:
> > > STATISTICS:
> > >
> > > a. In the last twenty five days, 1333 comments have been posted to the GA
> > > list by 75 people.
> > > b. 10 individuals accounted for 54% of the posts
> > > c. 15 individuals accounted for 66% of the posts
> > > d. 20 individuals accounted for 76% of the posts
> > > e. 25 individuals accounted for 82% of the posts
> > >
> > > If our ongoing efforts are to be meaningful, and if we wish to be regarded
> > > as a credible institution, we had better take action to increase overall
> > > participation in the GA. I am advised by the DNSO Secretariat that the
> > > membership roster of the GA now totals in excess of 900 individuals - this
> > > means that over 90% of our members have chosen not to participate in recent
> > > discussions on the GA list.
> > It's all the petty cat fights, methinks. All the blood and guts. The dogmatism.
> > Ad hominum attacks. A bunch of little boys out in a field seeing who can pee
> > the farthest. Sure as hell keeps me from taking much of it too seriously.
> > Bill Lovell
> > http://cerebalaw.com
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