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Re: Legislative Relief - was Re: Motion for a new POST NSF AUP
Seems to me like people will use the net in any legal way in the future (some may even go illegally). I don't think that the net is more equal than the phone system or postal mail here. However, there may be technical means on the recipient side to presort email more easily than with phone/postal. For example, if we had more sophisticated user interfaces for electronic mail, the mailer can make certain predeterminations. Perhaps I would like to only allow email into my main mailbox from a predefined set of senders, and everything else ending up in a junk mailbox. I guess if, e.g., PacBell would have followed up on the PUC permission in 1992 (or whenever that was) to provide callerID, and if some callerID box were coupled with a computer, I could do the same thing of not having the phone ring unless the call comes from someone who I want to be called from. Or have the computer use different rings or so. Anyway, just rumbling, main point, we should look for technical, rather than legal/administrative solutions, it seems.