From: Bruce Young
Subject: RE: [ALSC-Forum] Benefits and goals of At-Large involvement
Date: Wed, 9 May 2001 17:43:20 -0700
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>> Yeah, they're afraid of losing control of their baby! But as any proud
>> parent knowa, part of parenting is learning to let go.
> Yep! Funny how children know this long before the parents do in most
>instances. As such also, this attitude seems to reflect adversely upon the
>wisdom of the ICANN BoD....
Or maybe maturity! :) Whichever, readers of this forum need to politick to
make it happen!
> I agree. We already have. Yet the ICANN BoD has actively negated
>our members from joining the @large....
That is where publicity comes in. In the event the next registration round
is as restrictive as the last, all we need to do is get the mainstream press
involved, where "digital divide" issues are already being debated, and tie
same to lack of inclusion by the ICANN BoD, and let them run with it. If
that sounds manipulative, maybe it is. But the ICANN BoD needs to
understand that their previous actions have radicallized many in the
Internet user community, and that ICANN must become less a "star chamber"
and more answerable to their constituients, i.e.: everyone in the world who
uses or is affected by the Internet, including the poor, the uneducated and
> Ah! Hope springs eternal, eh? >;) I s y we get demanding! As
>Winston Churchill said 'Throw the rascals out"! In this case the
>errant BoD members...
I guess I'm a little less physical. I'm willing to let them leave politely!
And if not, letters to our Congresscritters from several thousand citizens
will probably do the trick!