[discuss] Current drive

Jefsey jefsey at jefsey.com
Fri Apr 4 15:44:22 UTC 2014

At 17:14 04/04/2014, John Curran wrote:
>By that logic, should we not also "govern" the design and 
>functionality of the actual
>devices used to access the Internet?  I am having trouble 
>understanding why we'd
>be so careless in allowing a variety of software and hardware 
>designs, given the
>need for consistent "utility-like" delivery, and certainly we could 
>make a major impact
>in areas such as security and spam if the configuration was not left 
>to the vagaries
>of actual users...    ;-)

what do you believe that status-quo is? You did a big impact in 
security (cf. NSA) and spam (9n% of the traffic)! This is why the 
last thing status-quo people want is a technological governance. They 
bet that the vagaries of actual users will never really improve the 
things and the mess will continue justifying their pervasive 
non-/neutrality cometition. My bet is they went a bridge or two too 
far. Difficult to know. We will see on 19/9/9.

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