Email Portability Approved by Knesset Committee

Joel Jaeggli joelja at bogus.com
Tue Feb 23 13:56:02 CST 2010



Johnny Eriksson wrote:
> Robert Bonomi wrote:
> 
>> Quick!  Somebody propose a snail-mail portability bill.  When a renter 
>> changes to a different landlord, his snail-mail address will be optionally
>> his  to take along, "just like" what is proposed for ISP clients.
> 
> No, a complete street address portability system.

street addresses aren't so discrete that everyone doesn't handle them
slightly differently.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Address_(geography)

And over course if you want to totally overhual the way you do things
you can just build your method as a hostile overlay on another system,
there's a long and proud tradition of doing so.

> Assuming that I live on 1337 Main Street, I should be able to keep that
> address even if I move to a different part of town, and I should be able
> to use it for all purposes, including when I give my home address to a
> cab driver, and it should just work.  Why can't we get some reasonable
> legislation like that enacted?
> 
> --Johnny
> 




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