NANOG/IEPG/ISOC's current role

Michael Dillon michael at
Tue Apr 2 06:10:00 UTC 1996

On Mon, 1 Apr 1996, Sean Donelan wrote:

> Is this just a case of bad reporting by Joanie Wexler at NetworkWorld?  A
> bad case of passing the buck by Alecia Cooper at Sprint?  Or something else?

It's most definitely something else. Most people are trained from birth
that organizations with acronyms rule the world, thus NANOG and IEPG
and ISOC must be the rulers of the Internet world.

Since most NANOG/IEPG/ISOC people are clueless when it comes to things 
like public relations, press releases, spin control, etc... is it any 
wonder that the press marches merrily off in their own direction.

There is actually opportunity here for groups like NANOG to have some 
influence and communicate with the public in a positive fashion. I 
suggest that a good first step would be to release a communique to the 
press after every NANOG meeting and a good second step would be to urge 
ISOC to spend more money on general educational issues to make people in 
general more aware of operational and architectural issues.

Michael Dillon                                    Voice: +1-604-546-8022
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