Tim Bass bass at
Sun Nov 5 17:22:49 UTC 1995

> I expect Mike that Tim is well aware of the history of the CIX which just 

Thank you Gordon.  Of course I am well aware of CIX.  In another one
of my Don Quixote style 'quixotic' posts I asked the question directly
" where does all the CIX funding money ...?" if you recall, and my
call with sword in hand, windmill in sight was fell silently in the rain.

> a year ago was reaching an all time low.  Now Bob collet has done well 
> since he took over, but the CIX still does not have widespread support.  
> It formed a CIX mail list about a month ago.  I joined.  *NO* traffic.  
> It has never been able to communicate outside the bounds of its own 
> members and until it finds a way to do this successfully will not become 
> *THE* trade association that I think the industry really DOES need.  

As a personal fan of Mr. Quixote, and a passionate romantic at heart
as well an hopeless romantic that believes in social conscious above
profit .......  IPSPA.ORG would.

1)  	Attempt to create very inexpensive NAPs that encourage small
	ISPs to participate;

2)	Work openly and directly with the community to create a
	commerical internet position and policy that would hope
	to mitigate the untasteful image of the Internet as a 
	enclave of lawless citizens;

3)	Work openly and publically to create an image of Internet Citizen:

	i)	The New American Dream;
	ii)	A Link on Every Land;
	iii)	Clean Unadulterated Enclaves for Our Children to Play;
	iv)	Promote Internet based Educational services; including
		the ability to work on advance degrees on-line;
	v)	Work to provide Internet Services for the members of
		or Society typically ignored in modern society;

		a)	the elderly;
		b)	the poor and socially disadvantaged;
		c)	the handicapped; and
		d)	the sick and dying.

I agree totally with Gordon.  I am a passionate romatic out to change the
world and at 40 years old I thought that I had challenged my last windmill.

Until recently....

The Internet as such a tremendous and almost unlimited potential to
to good for the People we love and care about, bringing everyone 
closer together in a time in history we all need to come together
on the things that unite us and laugh at the things that divide us.

Quixotically, as usual ....


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