October 19, 2002

Cerf on Everything

Dr. Cerf answers some great questions over at slashdot ranging from his thoughts on DRM to the Auerbach/ICANN litigation. My favorite quote, "...beginning in 1975 I began work on a secured version of Internet with the National Security Agency. Because the details of this design were classified, none of this design could be shared with the uncleared developers at universities and industry engaged in the unfolding design of the Internet." Its rare to see such finely tuned evidence that the cathredal is a really crappy place to develop systems. If you can't share, then you can't scale. As a pretty regular /. reader, I'm surprised that I missed this when it was originally published.
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dotUSA Settles dotSpat with FTC

alt-root retailer settles with FTC. The refund checks are on their way.
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