Email Portability Approved by Knesset Committee

Owen DeLong owen at delong.com
Tue Feb 23 10:42:33 CST 2010


On Feb 23, 2010, at 8:34 AM, N. Yaakov Ziskind wrote:

> Larry Sheldon wrote (on Tue, Feb 23, 2010 at 10:28:03AM -0600):
>> On 2/23/2010 4:39 AM, D'Arcy J.M. Cain wrote:
>> 
>>> Maybe politicians should just keep their nose out of things that they
>>> can't understand.  Email addresses aren't phone numbers.
>> 
>> It occurs to me that maybe there is a reason why political conservatives
>> get so excited about "minor, trivial" erosions of sanity; why they worry
>> about "where this might lead"....
>> 
>> It's been mentioned--why not "portable" street addresses.  Fire
>> departments will just have to adapt.
> 
> If you want an example of just what would result, take a trip to Tokyo,
> where house numbers were assigned in the order that building permits
> were issued, and you need *extremely* detailed directions.
> 
Seoul is a good example of this as well, but, no-one is even sure that
building age is actually determinant in Seoul. Most of the Koreans I
was working with swear that addresses are assigned by a random
number generator without duplicate detection.

Owen





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