Brevity is the soul of wisdom

Meryl Yourish has a rather thorough report on the United Nations’ failed attempt to win control of the internet. In it, she gives details of the process, reasons why they tried it, and reasons why it was a good thing that it failed.

But as much as I respect Meryl, I have to disagree with her posting. It was far, far more complicated than it needs be.

Is there ANYONE who can give any reason WHATSOEVER why the UN should be trusted with control of the internet, especially in light of their own stellar record of failures, corruption, and ineptitude? I wouldn’t trust the UN with a goddamned lemonade stand — it would be overpriced, toxic, and served in leaky cups.

A modern-day horror story
Carnival of the Trackbacks XXXI


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