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Re: Why the White amendment is a good idea (fwd)
At 12:07 pm -0400 on 9/25/97, Aaron Weissman <[email protected]> wrote:
> The NETCenter
What an oxy-maroon. What a self-referent -- not to mention
self-congratulary -- canard.
Any entity which has the unmitigated presumption to have "center" and "net"
in its name demonstrates nothing less than total ignorance of
microcomputers and Moore's law, much less the internet it hopes to be the
"center" of -- no matter how small a piece of the net it hopes to be the
Sheesh. GAK, indeed...
Reality is not optional. Trying to find the "center" of any piece of the
net is equivalent to the cosmological "problem" of finding the "center" of
It represents the utter fallacy of hierarchy in a geodesic age.
Hettinga's Corolary to Gilmore's Law: The net will see "centers" as damage,
and route around them.
Robert Hettinga ([email protected]), Philodox
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