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[ih] internet-future mailing list ?

vis-a-vis* If an internet-futures discussion fell behind a paywall, would
anyone notice?*

a summary NO as hackers, high school dropouts and other assorted
unaffiliated educational establishment randoms (and the unaffiliated
non-elite/ordinary public) don't belong to such things.  it needs to be
free, open and an easy peasy click for immediate intellectual curiosity
gratification... and Most Certainly this is even more true for The Nascent
Budding Youngin's in developing countries (e.g. africa).


On Tue, Dec 17, 2019 at 9:00 PM John Gilmore via Internet-history <
internet-history at elists.isoc.org> wrote:

> Brian E Carpenter wrote:
> > Isn't this a large part of what SIGCOMM does for a living?
> > https://doi.org/10.1145/3341302.3342075 for example.
> If an internet-futures discussion fell behind a paywall, would anyone
> notice?
> From my point of view, ACM and all its SIGs have rendered themselves
> irrelevant by refusing to allow ordinary public online access.  Fully
> half the reason the Internet protocols caught on was because anyone and
> everyone was encouraged to download them, read them, share them, and
> understand them.
>         John

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