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Re: Verisign's public opinion play

  • From: Mike Tancsa
  • Date: Mon Oct 06 23:40:58 2003

The one that pisses me off more is

The article makes me wonder if CNET is the press, or an outlet for press releases. The Internet community is almost uniform in expressing outrage for numerous REAL reasons, yet CNET says its from the Internet's technical "old guard".... Sorry, so where is the "new guard" calling for Verisign to come back with sitefinder ? Also CNET leaves un challenged the 'excuse of the day' that Verisign without site finder "will not be able to protect the Net's critical infrastructure"...


At 11:12 PM 06/10/2003, Kee Hinckley wrote:

Take your blood pressure medicine before reading this one.
Apparently our objections stem from our lingering resentment over the commercial use of the internet.

In case you're wondering who the author is, since neither the bio on the page or Verisign's site is helpful. Mark McLaughlin is a former lawyer who moved into Marketing and Biz Development (Caere, Gemplus, Signio and then Verisign payments).
Kee Hinckley Next Generation Spam Defense Writings on Technology and Society

I'm not sure which upsets me more: that people are so unwilling to accept
responsibility for their own actions, or that they are so eager to regulate
everyone else's.