[ga] Re: [ALSC-Forum] Options A,B,C
I have heard it said that: "He who defines the issue wins", and also a far
wiser man than this writer once wrote:
"The only unacceptable solution is the status quo". The Soviet Union used a
model such as confining question so that the answers were pre-ordained. A good
salesman never asks a question that will not be answered in the affirmative and
a good trial lawyer never asks a question to which he does not already have the
Us poly-wogs and the technocrats are constantly at odds. The problem is the
shape of the hole in which we both try to force the differently shaped object.
If we step back and observe gentlemen such as Jeff and Karl we see that in fact
both can survive in the same mind. So they both should be able to exist in the
same policy making body.
We face a similar opposition of views with regard to users and moneymakers, or
dot commoners and megacorps. The problem in this second scenario is that there
is no voice for the commoner and so all objects are forced to fit in the
moneymakers' square hole.(or shall we say pocket)
So now the At-Large will be defined by the very group that it is designed be be
a counterweight against. I suggest that the scales will never balance using
Jeff Williams wrote:
> Karl and all stakeholders or interested parties,
> Karl Auerbach wrote:
> > I certainly hope that people do not treat these so-called "options" as
> > hard channels into which thinking must flow.
> My feelings as well, as I indicated in my earlier post on this thread.
> > I find these "options" to be more akin to mental straitjackets than useful
> > tools of analysis.
> Agreed. However they are rather clever or deceiving as such.
> > I am particularly sad to see that all the "options"
> > seem to accept without question the continued existance of "Supporting
> > Organizations".
> Yes. "Supporting Organizations" as defined by the ICANN BoD and not
> the stakeholders are therefore so limited. Another limiting of thinking...
> > To the extent that ICANN has elements that carve out privileged roles for
> > various industry groups - registrars, registries, ISPs, trademark holders,
> > etc - then to that extent democratic values are diminished, perhaps to the
> > point of vanishing.
> Agreed, but sadly and disgustingly so...
> > --karl--
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