the Intercage mess

Robert Bonomi bonomi at
Thu Sep 25 16:27:13 CDT 2008

> From nanog-bounces at  Thu Sep 25 10:45:34 2008
> Date: Thu, 25 Sep 2008 08:42:22 -0700
> From: "David W. Hankins" <David_Hankins at>
> To: nanog at
> Subject: Re: the Intercage mess
> On Thu, Sep 25, 2008 at 11:24:17AM +0900, Randy Bush wrote:
> > John Bambenek wrote:
> > shall we at least apply a veneer of civilization?
> I think the current state of the art in civilized, peaceful,
> extralegal negotiation of reasonable behaviour expected of businessmen
> and their peers is a form of social ostracism given its name in 1880
> when the Irish Land League bade everyone in Mayo county, Ireland not
> to engage economically or otherwise with Captain Charles Boycott...a
> land owner who had set his rent very high, and was evicting anyone who
> deigned to complain of it (fully within his legal authority, but
> outside the realms of what the people saw as reasonable).
> If anyone can think of better, we'll have to call it "Intercaging".

If someone were to slap a light-hearted name on the matter, could that be 
considered Atrivio-al mistake?    *groan*

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