Agent provocateur

Karl Denninger karl at
Wed May 20 17:36:31 UTC 1998

On Wed, May 20, 1998 at 10:29:38AM -0700, Michael Dillon wrote:
> On Wed, 20 May 1998, Jay R. Ashworth wrote:
> > Has anyone nominated Jim for the Internet Kooks list, this year?
> He's not a kook. He is an agent provocateur who is paid by the telco
> industry to disrupt Internet activities. The monopoly telcos want to
> be able to show that the Internet folks are not capable of running the
> network and that government regulation is necessary. They like a
> regulatory regime because they have several generations of experience in
> manipulating government bureaucracies to their own advantage and the
> Internet currently lacks this. 
> Fleming is a very sharp-witted psych-ops who can appear perfectly rational
> when it suits his goals. When he acts like a kook he does so in order to
> spark outraged outbursts from his Internet guru audience but is careful
> that a non-technical observer would se no cause for such an outburst in
> Jim's statements. His goal is to methodically discredit everyone who has
> any significant role in the design, management and operation of the
> Internet and he is paid handsomely enough by the monopoly telco industry
> that he can afford to buy a yacht and spend many months of the year living
> in a foreign tax haven in the British Virgin Islands. 
> --
> Michael Dillon                 -               Internet & ISP Consulting
> Memra Communications Inc.      -               E-mail: michael at
>           -  *check out the new name & new website*

I'm assuming you can PROVE this, right Michael?

(My God, I hope so)

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