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Re: Tomatoes for Verisign at NANOG 29

  • From: Owen DeLong
  • Date: Thu Oct 16 18:15:06 2003


I think that the number of people showing that they oppose Verisign would
still carry the day on the meaning of the tomatoes and red shirts. Verisign
could try to delude themselves into believing it was ambiguous, but, I don't
think the press or the attendees would buy it.

Also, I don't think Verisign regards us as important enough to put that level
of effort into such an activity. As such, I still think we should go ahead
and I think it will have some of the desired effects. If not, it'll still
be fun and historic within NANOG.

Owen


--On Thursday, October 16, 2003 16:28 -0400 Gerald <gcoon@inch.com> wrote:

On Thu, 16 Oct 2003, JC Dill wrote:

Great idea!  Can we count on Dan for tomato acquisition and for Owen for
post-protest dispersal to a foodbank?
Having been a part of many fraternity pranks along this line, I might
remind some of a glitch with this line of thinking.

VeriSign employees read this list. (Verisign shows up with tomatoes & red
"I love VeriSign" shirts saying if you like the idea...wear shirt && grab
tomato to stack up front.)

This works better spontaneously on site. Great idea, but being voiced in
advance means your effort can be put to their use. (If you were playing a
prank on my fraternity, that's what I'd do.)

I don't think this idea, while amusing, will accomplish the goal. The bind
patch and other methods of nullifying their corporate group think crap
that makes them think this is a good idea is more our style. (Play
smarter, not harder.)

Gerald