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Re: Is it time for an disruption analysis working group for the Internet?
On Thu, Nov 12, 1998 at 02:48:58AM -0600, Sean Donelan wrote: > Craig, Randy, Jhawk stop reading here----------------------------------- <chuckle> > On the other hand, suppose instead of being very hard to reach I suddenly > started returning reporters' phone calls promptly and telling them about > this great idea I have to improve the reliability of the Internet. > Eventually one will write a story about it, and maybe even get some > decent coverage. How high up do I have to shoot in order to get your > CEO's attention? Does it have to be the front page of the New York Times? > > Would that change the answer to the question above? Yup. Battle by press is a dicey game at best; you have to make _certain_ your press contact is knowledgeable enough to make the right points the right way. We _do_, however, have several participants here who seem to have a clue, who also have ink. I'm thinking of one in particular who writes a column for InternetWorld (week?). Although it's not "mainstream" business press, those folks _do_ read the trades, too... We're becoming a utility, folks; it's time to act that way. It seems to me that there's a niche market here for anyone with the capital and inclination. _All_ of the net doesn't have to be high-availability, as long as the HA section replicates the right things. Decentralization doesn't require anyone's permission. And if we can't survive a backhoe, how in _hell_ will we survive a pissed off Saddam tossing nuclear SCUDs? Cheers, -- jra -- Jay R. Ashworth email@example.com Member of the Technical Staff Buy copies of The New Hackers Dictionary. The Suncoast Freenet Give them to all your friends. Tampa Bay, Florida http://www.ccil.org/jargon/ +1 813 790 7592