critique of NANOG meeting
young at mci.net
Wed Jun 19 23:06:33 UTC 1996
i think he's just bored. he's done it all and his name hasn't
been in the press enough lately. although the latest ieee spectrum
has him on the cover with a big slide rule. i gotta find the time
to read that article.
perhaps he's fishing for venture capital for something new and needs
good press (or any press - or any press is good press).
perhaps it has something to do with the internet :-)
i used to think that he was ridiculous as well, but it's just
too easy. he might not fully understand the issues but i'm
sure that there are a hundred or so folks who used to work for
him who would be glad to explain them to him over the phone.
i think that there is a purpose here.
young at mci.net
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> Jeff Young wrote:
> >metcalfe understands the issues only too well. only the truly
> >blessed can blindly exploit half-truths. he is not blessed and
> >he is not blind.
> >i have no doubt that his campaign will succeed. he is bright, has
> >built companies, used to be a technically saavy engineer. the trick
> >will be to bide our time, he will go away in the end. hopefully his
> >winnings will be modest this time.
> You made him to look cunning and evil. I'd like to make him to
> look ridiculous. That's harmless at least and there's a chance
> that this will make him to go away.
> Actually i don't understand what his motivation is. It appears
> that it is not material; and any decent person wouldn't just go
> and use somebody else's problems as a ladder to do social climbing.
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