critique of NANOG meeting

Jeff Young young at
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.

Jeff Young
young at

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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.
> --vadim

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