Re: PAB white paper is out

Bob Helfant (
Wed, 10 Jun 1998 09:33:11 -0400

Why take some much of your (and the lists) time just to be insulting. A
few small matters of fact have gotten in the way of your explanations as
well. Whatever IANA has been doing for 15 years, it is being taken apart
and put together again as a different entity. Your exercise in semantics
is less than insightful. You are partially right. Part of the job is not
new. All of the job will be new to the new company. So what. Unlike you,
I will spare the list the rest.

Bob Helfant

At 08:45 PM 6/9/98 +0200, Dave Crocker wrote:
>At 10:48 AM 6/8/98 -0400, Bob Helfant wrote:
>>You would lead us all down the path again? Why not let IANA do its new job
>Small matters of fact get in the way with your comments:
>1. IANA does not have a new job. It has the same job it's had for 15
>years. What is going to be new is its legal home and funding source.
>That's all.
>2. As so many people like to forget, the IAHC work was commissioned by
>IANA and approved by IANA, so all that was being stated was the hope that
>we will not have further and unnecessary delays to implementing that work.
>At 04:47 PM 6/8/98 -0400, Bob Helfant wrote:
>>The finacial interest is what is driving the whole ball of wax. This is
>>not a cult anymore.
>I don't know what Internet you've read about or been dealing with, but it
>was never a "cult", Bob, and it's not very helpful for you to choose such
>deprecating and dismissive terminology in a discussion.
>You might, instead, remember that this technology was originally developed
>by the military and it has been dominated by commercial interests for
>roughly 10 years. No doubt that's before your time, but it's been
>mentioned before.
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