December 05, 2005

What a condescending and disingenuous pile this is.

And it's clumsily transparent, at that:

It is therefore disingenuous to describe what was done at the Summit as an “internet grab”. The US did not have to do an “internet grab” because it already had the internet in its hands.
Nice try, but the only "internet grab" I'm aware of was the one where the EU and the UN tried to grab control of the top-level domains away from the US.

I'm not sure what to make of this, though:

Only the UN has the credibility as a third-party to be acceptable by Most of the Rest of the World (MRW).

That credibility is reflected in the Internet Governance Forum. In the end, after looking around, MRW decided to park it under the UN Secretary General.

Given the choice—trust the US or trust the UN—unlike Ms Rosett from the USA, MRW chose the latter.

I don't know whether to laugh at the idea of the UN having credibility, laugh at the proud use of the most cockamamie acronym I've seen in a long time, or cry that he (and worse, the MRW!) may actually be that morally obtuse and intellectually bankrupt.

Prof. Peng misreads Americans like a Frenchman. I think this guy just did his noble tranzi cause more harm than he knows.

Posted by T.L. James on December 5, 2005 09:08 PM