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Innovations need to work technically, too

This guy's agenda is so obvious, you could drive a truck through it without touching the sides. Adding to DNS is not innovation if it breaks what's below it. Period.

    In response to the Oct. 16 Newsmakers interview with VeriSign CEO Stratton Sclavos by Charles Cooper, "The cultural divide and the Internet's future":

    This guy's agenda is so obvious, you could drive a truck through it without touching the sides.

    He is right that there is a problem with the "cultural divide," and it may be the difference between those who believe that public utilities should remain in public hands versus those in favor of privatization. (May I point the finger at the California and New York power shortages?)

    The DNS (domain name system) is designed to do one thing, to do it well--and nothing more. Adding to DNS is not innovation if it breaks what's below it. Period.

    Innovation suggests doing something creative. Site Finder may have been creative from a business point of view, but from a technical point of view, it was a disaster.

    Matt Sheumack
    Santiago, Chile