It's been 20 years today (Oct 16, UTC). Hard to believe.

bzs at bzs at
Wed Oct 17 20:39:09 UTC 2018

I'm probably going to regret posting this but I think most of this
dispute regarding Jon Postel's advice revolves around how the words
"liberal" and "conservative" have changed over 20 years.

Liberal used to mean adaptable, open-minded, and conservative used to
mean cautious and hewing close to the rules (and I mean none of that


I won't begin to characterize how these words have changed but, um,
ach, phffft, AGHHH!...they didn't mean calling your personal
prostitute a "horseface" or arguing that point via the public


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