RE: DNS: silence is golden

RE: DNS: silence is golden

From: Jim Fleming <JimFleming§>
Date: Tue, 26 May 1998 07:00:54 -0500
On Tuesday, May 26, 1998 6:14 AM, Simon Hackett[SMTP:simon&#167;] wrote:
&#167;At 23:42 24/05/98 -0500, Jim Fleming wrote:
&#167;>"But governments will have their work cut out for them,
&#167;>trying to control the Net when there are people like Jun Murai
&#167;>around. After all, the technology is on their side. As John Gilmore
&#167;>says, "The Net interprets censorship as damage, and routes around it."
&#167;John Gilmore's (justly famous) quote predates the modern onset of spam.
&#167;The net interprets spam as disgusting crud and does everything possible to
&#167;get rid of it. 

Oh..Puleeeze...not everything that you do not want to read is SPAM.

&#167;Ultimately, in a sense, you're right - and that's why I've put in a kill
&#167;filters for my own inward email  - the ultimate (and only) necessary censor
&#167;for what YOU read is YOU. I have no problem with that notion, but I also
&#167;have no problem with the notion of restricted-membership mailing lists,
&#167;since anyone who dislikes one can simply start another one if they believe
&#167;they need to - using the very freedom that you allude to. 

Some lists are supported by government agencies. Those
lists are fundamentally different. They are there to facilitate
communication in some countries that encourage free speech.
Your ISP lists are not country lists, unless you think you are a
country. People on the Internet who think they are countries
are in for a few surprises...coming soon...

Jim Fleming
Unir Corporation -
IPv8 - Designed for the Rest of the Human Race
AM Radio Stations ---> http://www.DOT.AM
Received on Tue May 26 1998 - 22:52:57 UTC

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