[At-Large] Opera now lets you ditch boring web links and use emojis instead
apisanty at gmail.com
Mon Feb 21 01:29:33 UTC 2022
TL;DR, QED for no emojis in DNS. Thanks.
On Sun, Feb 20, 2022 at 3:52 PM Karl Auerbach via At-Large <
at-large at atlarge-lists.icann.org> wrote:
> On 2/20/22 8:52 AM, sivasubramanian muthusamy via At-Large wrote:
> > What does ICANN think about private and often proprietary
> > 'innovations' that aspire to "cause a major shift in the way the
> > Internet [DNS] works" ?
> Remember, the Internet came from a rejection of the status-quo, the
> world of circuit switching and central control.
> The question you asked is not far distant from a question whether we
> ought to nail down the Internet in the same way the telcos of the first
> three quarters of the 20th century ossified the telephone networks.
> Ma Bell and other telco's imposed extreme, and often arbitrary, limits
> on innovation at the edges. Take a look at the 1956 US case regarding
> the Hush-a-Phone. (In that case AT&T tried to block the attachment of
> what was essentially a plastic hand that would be attached by the user
> to the mouthpiece of a telephone. At&T made wild claims that that would
> cause the telephone network to collapse and repairmen would blown off
> the top of telephone poles.) Then look at the Carterphone and MCI cases.
> One of the hallmarks of the Internet is permissionless innovation at the
> edges. Clearly there are balances to be made, but we risk a balance that
> pushes too much control to the center.
> Some decades ago I distilled this balance into a short formulation:
> First Law of the Internet
> + Every person shall be free to use the Internet in any way
> that is privately beneficial without being publicly
> - The burden of demonstrating public detriment shall
> be on those who wish to prevent the private use.
> - Such a demonstration shall require clear and
> convincing evidence of public detriment.
> - The public detriment must be of such degree and extent
> as to justify the suppression of the private activity.
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