Re: [apps-discuss] IETF technical plenary: the end of application protocols

Peter Saint-Andre <stpeter@stpeter.im> Thu, 24 March 2011 16:48 UTC

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Subject: Re: [apps-discuss] IETF technical plenary: the end of application protocols
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On 3/24/11 8:52 AM, Pete Resnick wrote:
> On 3/24/11 3:45 AM, Scott Brim wrote:
>> On Wed, Mar 23, 2011 at 23:09, Peter Saint-Andre <stpeter@stpeter.im
>> <mailto:stpeter@stpeter.im>> wrote:
>>
> I think Peter is on to something. It is I think more about the herd
> instinct, if not a more hierarchical instinct. We don't seem to like
> anarchy. 

Speak for yourself. ;-)

> We like someone "in charge" to take care of things. 

Up to a point. Humans are complicated creatures. We like hierarchy and
centralization up to a point. When we feel that those "above" us are
getting uppity and corrupt and abusive, we just might turn to something
less hierarchical and centralized. Given recent events in certain
countries, where those high up in the societal stack decided to simply
turn off Internet access for the rebellious rabble, I rather think we
might see increasing demand for technologies that route around
centralized service providers (and even things like DNS) as damage.

Peter

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