[ga] Sim wags the dog - Was: Your latest rant
Oh the nastyness of it all. I always enjoy seeing self important legal
begels of prominence being reduced to babbling babes of offense. Well
done joe - very impressive - excellent trolling qualities you have
Now i tell ya - Frommkin has yet to grasp the big picture - but he ain't
no dummy. He knows the business. And is in fact a legal expert on
Joe - by ICANN's measure you rants have gone downhill.
On Sat, 17 Aug 2002, Joe Sims wrote:
> Your "cultural bias," as best I can tell, is to try to get your 15 minutes
> of fame by becoming the Cassandra of ICANN, apparently hoping to rescue an
> otherwise unimpressive career by finding a niche where you can be perceived
> as the expert. And I have to admit that you have been pretty successful at
> that goal -- at least in the sense that you do get lots of attention, and
> invitations to testify, and calls from reporters. Is it exciting? Of
> course, there is one little thing: it does not appear that your constant
> criticism has much impact, on anything. Maybe that is because there are
> lots of other people, many of whom are also critical of some aspects of
> ICANN, who instead of just posting rants on the GA list and exercising
> their ego to run a webpage, actually dig in and work at trying to make
> ICANN more effective; those people do make progress in trying to shape
> ICANN more to their liking, because they invest the elbow grease it takes
> to get that done. Of course, you sneer at these folks as "collaborators,"
> but the real sneers here from serious people are reserved for folks like
> you, who have no skin in the game, no willingness to invest even a little
> positive effort, and who insist that their positions are written on tablets
> and not subject to compromise. Junk like the stuff you post is exactly the
> reason why more people do not participate in this or other similar forums,
> because it is a waste of time. Of course, perhaps the worst thing from
> your point would be to actually succeed, since there would no longer be an
> excuse to pontificate on such weighty issues. An advance warning: I am not
> going to engage in a continuing debate with you or your fellow travelers on
> this point, so fire away all you want; you won't get a response. But your
> attack on Jon, who actually went to the (apparently useless) trouble to try
> to engage in a dialogue, has left me with an irresistable compulsion to
> point out that, despite all the noise generated by Froomkin Inc., there is
> no "there" there. Have a good day.
> Joe Sims
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