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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. :-)

                               Patrick Greenwell
                       Earth is a single point of failure.

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