Re: [ga] Letter from ICANN to New.net
On Thu, 26 Jul 2001, Kent Crispin wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 26, 2001 at 06:48:42PM -0700, William S. Lovell wrote:
> > A telling presumption exhibited here: if the "protocol community"
> > doesn't like something, ICANN should dump it.
> Yes. That is the same presumption you would use to say "if heart
> surgeons think a procdure is dangerous, dump it".
> > However, the
> > Internet does not exist for the benefit of the "protocol community"
> > or ICANN; those two entities exist for the benefit of Internet
> > users.
> Right. Medicine doesn't exist for the benefit of doctors. But if
> doctors tell us something is a bad idea, we generally listen. If we
> got practically universal agreement among doctors that a procedure was a
> bad idea, we should almost certainly dump it.
There was a time in history that the medical profession held leeches to be
the cure for almost every possible ailment known to man. :-)
Earth is a single point of failure.
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