[governance] Re: The Internet (as we know it) can never be "private"

Roland Perry roland at internetpolicyagency.com
Mon Jul 18 07:43:58 EDT 2011

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<CAJwbTiAMhyjv6m9PovA6nDkEuk5a9jmxaMs-1NTpdQYbanpiNQ at mail.gmail.com>, at 
10:32:33 on Mon, 18 Jul 2011, Salanieta T. Tamanikaiwaimaro 
<salanieta.tamanikaiwaimaro at gmail.com> writes

>> Promoting the "half circuit" model is in effect doing that.
>I disagree and think that you have some serious stereotyping issues. I don't
>know what you have against the developing world

I have nothing against the developing world, indeed I spend an enormous 
amount of time trying to help the developing world.

>or what they did to you but as policy writers, we cannot afford to 
>enter global debates and forums with preconceived stereotypes and 
>biases that are presumptuous.

And one of the most damaging (to your chances of improving your 
connectivity) preconceptions is that the problems arise because of the 
"half circuit" issue.

I'm trying to help you here. Look elsewhere for a solution; I've already 
talked about the need for local IXPs, for example.
Roland Perry
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