critique of NANOG meeting

Jeff Young young at
Thu Jun 20 14:34:05 UTC 1996

but the columns i've read from him are mostly comprised of
fear mongering.  it's not as if he's trying to explain the 
mission of groups like nanog or the ietf, he's pointing to
things that he believes are wrong with these groups and 
concluding that "the internet will fail because..."  i think
he's a bright guy who's very influential with the user 
community.  i think he could explain many things about the
internet to john q. public.  i think that if he wanted to
he could poke constructive criticism at all of us.  i just 
don't think that he wants to explain much of anything.

why would a bright, accomplished person who could be of so 
much help to this community write such articles?  he has
a personal agenda?

Jeff Young
young at

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> > Actually i don't understand what his motivation is.
> I think the answer to that is simple - he wants the net to be seen
> as working to the users and fears that is not now the case (in some
> places) and that the "not the case" will spread before it gets better.
> his is a case where I think he is doing what he thinks is the right thing
> (not always the case with some of the commenters about the net :-) )
> Scott

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