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Re: [ga] FOUL!!! GA membership Doesn't Require Web-ability!

Bradley and all,

  I have to agree with Bradley in his conclusion he draws here.

IDNO Bootstrap wrote:

> Fellow members of the DNSO General Assembly,
> I take exception and personally reprimand anyone here who intends to state
> that I must have the ability to browse the World Wide Web, own or be
> required to use LYNX, IE, Navigator, or any other tool for negotiating
> HTML files on this Internet.
> ICANN does not stand for Web Corporation of Assigned Names and Numbers,
> and is not spelled WCANN!
> Membership in the DNSO General Assembly is not, and will not be tied in
> any way to an ability (implied or otherwise) or capability which enables
> one of it's members to use the HTTP servers, Gopher Severs, Veronica,
> WAIStations, ftp, televisions, radios, or personal fitness centers!
> THIS IS A FREAKIN' MAILING LIST!!!!!!  And membership in the DNSO General
> Assembly is defined by membership on this list!!!!!!
> How dare anyone tell me, a member in good standing of the DNSO General
> Assembly, that I have to use a web browser to participate in the
> activities and duties of this body! Even a so-called 'informal` vote.
> The person or persons responsible for this have elimated every single
> person who uses juno for their ability to participate here.
> And to top it all off with a deadline. How dare you!!!
> Thank you for your time.
> PS: maybe someone like JW could be so kind as to cross post and forward
> this to a bunch of others who might be interested in reading about such a
> farce.
> On Thu, 20 Jan 2000, Kent Crispin wrote:
> > On Thu, Jan 20, 2000 at 08:09:17PM -0800, IDNO Bootstrap wrote:
> > > Mikael,
> > >
> > > I believe you can ask kent@songbird.com
> > >
> > > If I'm not mistaken, he has a system which will work for anyone with
> > > access to email. I think he offered it for free too.
> > >
> > > After all, this is an email list - not an http forum.
> >
> > Yes, I have a votebot, and it works fine.  I'm surprised that Harald
> > didn't use it.  It is fairly simple -- some authorized person prepares a
> > ballot, and sends it to the votebot.  The votebot sends a copy of the
> > ballot to everyone on the list, with an individual authorization code.
> > They fill out the ballot and send it back to the votebot.  If it
> > doesn't have the authorization code it is rejected.  The votebot
> > tallies up the votes, and makes the results available.
> >
> > There are some provisions for setting up auditors and so on, and if you
> > deal with it at that level it is a little more complicated.  But the
> > basic scheme is very simple, and fairly secure.
> >
> > Kent
> >
> > --
> > Kent Crispin                               "Do good, and you'll be
> > kent@songbird.com                           lonesome." -- Mark Twain
> >
> --Bradley D. Thornton MCSE; MCT.--  , bootstrap  of
> the Cyberspace Association,
> the constituency for Individual Domain Name Owners
> http://www.idno.org  (or direct:)
> http://www.tallship.net/idno


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