Re: [dnsext] Short summary of ICANN ad-hoc meeting on variants

Doug Barton <> Mon, 28 March 2011 23:33 UTC

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On 03/28/2011 10:23, Kim Davies wrote:
> 2. The iteration process of creating the problem statement which starts
> to look at the solution space, which in turn frames the problem space


Thanks for your write-up of this, I found it very helpful. My only 
(major) concern is the bit above, which aside from being tautological is 
not what I personally was hoping to see.

IMO we are much better served if the people asking for "sameness" could 
tell us, in simple terms, what it is that they mean by that, without 
limitation. Then the technologists can do our best to break the desired 
solution into manageable problems to solve. Otherwise I think we are 
needlessly restricting ourselves to "inside the box" thinking which I 
fear will eliminate the possibility of some truly clever solutions.



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