1997-09-25 - Re: Why the White amendment is a good idea (fwd)

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From: Robert Hettinga <rah@shipwright.com>
To: Declan McCullagh <aweissman@mocc.com>
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Raw Date: Fri, 26 Sep 1997 03:09:11 +0800

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From: Robert Hettinga <rah@shipwright.com>
Date: Fri, 26 Sep 1997 03:09:11 +0800
To: Declan McCullagh <aweissman@mocc.com>
Subject: Re: Why the White amendment is a good idea (fwd)
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At 12:07 pm -0400 on 9/25/97, Aaron Weissman <aweissman@mocc.com> wrote:

> The NETCenter

What an oxy-maroon. What a self-referent -- not to mention
self-congratulary -- canard.

C'mon, folks.

Any entity which has the unmitigated presumption to have "center" and "net"
in its name demonstrates nothing less than total ignorance of
microcomputers and Moore's law, much less the internet it hopes to be the
"center" of -- no matter how small a piece of the net it hopes to be the
"center" of...

Sheesh. GAK, indeed...

Reality is not optional. Trying to find the "center" of any piece of the
net is equivalent to the cosmological "problem" of finding the "center" of
the universe.

It represents the utter fallacy of hierarchy in a geodesic age.

Bob Hettinga

Hettinga's Corolary to Gilmore's Law: The net will see "centers" as damage,
and route around them.

Robert Hettinga (rah@shipwright.com), Philodox
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