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Re: Sitefinder fan - this guy needs a clue.

  • From: Owen DeLong
  • Date: Wed Oct 08 12:32:17 2003


On the CNET article that ZDNET seems to have copied lock stock and barrel,
he did actually identify himself as a Verisign VP in the by line. As such,
I think this is ZD's fault, not McLaughlin's. I don't have any love lost
for Verisign, but, I think we need to be very careful to stick to criticisms
that can stick to them. Otherwise, they will divert attention to our false
claims and use them to prove that we are the net.kooks they are trying to
make us out to be.

Owen


--On Wednesday, October 8, 2003 11:05 AM -0400 Mark Radabaugh <mark@amplex.net> wrote:


----- Original Message -----
From: "Robert Boyle" <robert@tellurian.com>
To: <nanog@merit.edu>
Sent: Wednesday, October 08, 2003 10:52 AM
Subject: Sitefinder fan - this guy needs a clue.



Wow. This guy is completely delusional.

http://zdnet.com.com/2100-1107_2-5087746.html

That 'guy' is Verisign's Senior VP - he is spouting the company line.
It's pretty irresponsible of NZNet to not identify who the person is.  I
would have hoped (but been highly surprised if he did) that McLauglin
would have identified himself as an principle of Verisign.    Just more
of the PR machine on a roll.

Mark Radabaugh
Amplex
(419) 720-3635