Email Portability Approved by Knesset Committee
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.
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