[DNS] pseudocracy gone mad aucd

[DNS] pseudocracy gone mad aucd

From: Jim Preston <preston.jim§gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 16 Aug 2006 12:08:14 +0800
We are missing the true point on the Auda Foundation. Whether it's a great
success or a dismal failure - it's a great feather in the cap of those who
initiated this generous charitable cause.

They are the great charitable citizens.

Who really cares if it's unlikely to work, it presents those behind it as
having their heart in the right place.


On 8/14/06, Vic Cinc <vicc&#167;cia.com.au> wrote:
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> From: "Michael Purse" <pursey&#167;gmail.com>
> To: ".au DNS Discussion List" <dns&#167;dotau.org>
> Sent: Monday, August 14, 2006 1:06 PM
> Subject: Re: [DNS] aucd
> >> Not all...no. Those that bother to inform themselves of the history,
> >> process and aims before launching into 'comment' for example.
> >> They're not....
> >
> > Regardless of the history, process, and aims, it's still a monumental
> > waste of money. I would have preferred you taken $200,000 from the
> > auDA account and bought yourself a yacht.
> I have seen numerous of these community web sites come and go. in fact I
> going to post a url to one of my favourites, digital newtown, but the
> has expired.
> what invariably happens with these web sites, is that once the initial
> enthusiam wears off and the tedium of keeping these sites up to date
> to set in, they become stale and historical repositories for out of date
> information, which in turns rapidly decreases traffic to the site and a
> and steady death takes place.
> the problem here is that nobody really consulted people in the industry
> know about these things, rather they launch into a multi million dollar
> of idealism that is being declared a success after a land rush that
> an electron microscope to observe.
> this is generally what happens when you dont apply commercial sensibility
> project. the pricing mechanism ensures that there is a clear answer to the
> question of "is it worth doing?"
> what bothers me is that the only criteria for success is that aucd doesnt
> broke once the auda tsunami of cash runs dry.
> shrug. at least it creates jobs for more pseudocrats.
> Vic
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