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Username: Garry Anderson
Date/Time: Mon, September 10, 2001 at 6:12 PM GMT
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Subject: "if you give it too much power, someone's going to abuse it"


This story is full of ICANN spin. [my comments in square brackets]

Talking about Esther Dyson:

But a plan that called for nine at-large directors would never pass muster with the board of directors, she said, for fear that it would give too much influence to a constituency that may not know the ins and outs of Internet technology.

[as opposed to the non-elected directors who are such brilliant experts in management and technology - I joke of course]

"I fear that if you give it too much power, someone's going to abuse it," Dyson said.

[surely, she is talking about the current board? This is really taking the mickey]

"If approved, the plan could lay to rest a charge that has haunted ICANN since it was first formed in 1998: that it does not allow input from the planet's 500 million Internet users."

[Yes, we really believe you]


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