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[wg-c] The Broxton Cypher (Sunday Comics)
There are moments of humor in what is otherwise the nastiest, and least
productive "collaborative distributed institution" I partake of. The
last one was Matt Hooker's heroic send-up of Milt's equally heroic "vox
populii, names multiply" scheme.
Bob Broxton's is in the suggestion that the key to all these vexing
difficulties can be found in four octets -- the missing bits separating
brokeness from wonderfulness in global DNS, not from some dead stupid
management by NSI and the IANA that has got four years worth of people
attempting to make them history, or at most a side show in the carnival
of abberant US governmental and corporate hi-jinks in high-tech.
One of the endearing qualities of WG-C, in fact of the whole "DNS Wars" is
the amazing caliber of people it attracts. The rational and quasi-rational
form circular firing parties to execute just sentence upon a fairly tried
NSI/IANA, and the reality unencumbered (academic and lay) simply toss
firebrands at random.
Having "voted" for "procedural" not "substantive" reasons, our flirt Bob,
who takes coy pains to point out his availability if suitably courted, goes
on to pull the covers over his head until January. The mystery is when, if
ever, he's had his head out from under someone's covers.
 Yes Virginia, worse than tribal politics lists, the AIM/NAIM dance
 The only "procedual issue" before this body is calling Mike Heltzer's
bluff. The man reckons that some or all of WG-C's "work product" can be
kept from the DNSO NC if WG-C can be labeled as lacking consensus.