black hat .cn networks

Shawn McMahon smcmahon at
Wed May 9 19:42:42 UTC 2001

On Wed, May 09, 2001 at 11:29:23AM -0700, Scott Francis wrote:
> Again, I'm not saying that communication shouldn't (or cannot) be attempted or
> encouraged in a multitutde of local language - I'm just observing that those
> who try to deny the English basis of the Internet and the protocols that drive
> it are ignoring its history.

Ok, they're ignoring it's history.  Now what?

There are four choices:

1) Try to get China to pass a law requiring it's citizens who administrate
Internet systems to learn English.

2) Block all access to your systems from China.

3) Type English at them loudly and slowly.

4) Try to communicate with them in Chinese.

Which of these four do you think is most likely to acheive all your goals,
I.E., get the problems fixed without removing access to Chinese systems for
your users?

Or, to put it as my father might:

Wish in one hand, shit in the other, and see which fills up first.

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