[wg-review] Introduction: WWWhatsup
Hello from NYC
I have made a resolution, after a recent spate of
'who the hell are you' responses from certain
quarters, to intro myself when joining official-type lists.
My name is joly, known as WWWhatsup, don't have the
domain - don't use the surname - don't ask..
I am an active member of isoc-ny,where I have recently
started a media group, where we have a vint cerf cd-rom
project in hand. http://zope.isoc-ny.org/isoc-ny/952653602/index_html
It's a stimulating piece, a copy of which I shall be happy
to supply to all-comers when done.
My father was Technical Officer for RAF Signals Command
in the 50's and thus I travelled a fair amount when young,
and grew up around electronic communications.
Pure math major, I have been using computers on and off since
1968 and ran a punk email newsletter called What's Up
via email (MCI and Easylink) in the late 80's.
My unique contribution to global culture is that i
have, since 1976, been the prime source for punk & dread
pins. Badges, otherwise known as pinback buttons.
Image as virus. A peculiar business. Pure memetics.
In the first gush, in the UK - I averaged around
10 million pieces a year - I ended a tax fugitive,
heh heh. now I do just 100's a week on the net..
a quiet life. I have helpers. Pins are now
'offline icons' and I send them out with url tags.
The pinstand 'supports the scene' and thus I am
putting the pin money into webcasting punk bands,
streaming reggae dj's and generally having fun.
There are certain aspects of the punk rock, and rasta ethics,
departures from conventional thought, that pre-date
but very much relate to internet developments. I think
that it's more than a co-incidence that both ip/tcp
and punk came about around the same time.. the
DIY ethic of punk similar to the hacker ethic that
produced the first pc's, the I&I of rasta a multicast
You can laugh.
But my pins themselves, and more so the list of
band names that comprised our mail order list,
functioned very much as a combined name+mark registry,
in it's day.
I have no axe to grind as far as dns matters go, I
guess I represent the average user. I believe that
simple is strong and clever is stupid, Utility over
vanity. I resent being herded. Lookout for kids.
I did tune in to the webcast of the open meeting in Yokohama,
and thought it did a fair job of representing all sides.
I'd like to encourage dialog between isoc-at-large and the wg.
I'm a pretty fearless poster to lists but I know the
rules, I shall lurk, and see what transpires. I am
interested as much in seeing how the wg functions as
the content itself.
I currently post items of isoc interest to an egroup
which is publically viewable/mailable to, one has to
be a member of isoc to join (= get it by email)
Thanks for the attention. I have my mail filter set.
Have a good holiday.
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WWWhatsup NYC - http://pinstand.com
http://punkcast.com - http://streamola.com