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[Nettime-nl] funny anti-ICANN-animation
Diana Ozon on Fri, 27 Apr 2001 12:00:02 +0200 (CEST)


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[Nettime-nl] funny anti-ICANN-animation


watch this: http://www.paradigm.nu/icann

(a link from: http://www.theregister.co.uk  )

ICANN gets its own cartoon
By: Kieren McCarthy
Posted: 26/04/2001 at 11:37 GMT
If you ever thought that the political shenanigans of the self-appointed 
guardians of the Internet, the ICANN "directors", should be made into a 
play or sitcom, you'll be delighted to see this cartoon that a Reg reader 
has just pointed us to.

It's a bit low-tech and obviously a first try but still worth a peek if you 
know about ICANN and fancy a laugh. In it, Karl Auerbach is a crusader 
figure trying to take on the might of Vint Cerf, Louis Touton et al who are 
trying to take over the world and make as much money from the Net as 
possible - see how reality is cleverly fused with cartoon 
other-worldliness? :-)

Jon Postel arrives as a spiritual guide and the rebel alliance attempts to 
disrupt the evil conspiracy by, well, pointing out that root servers are 
not some mystical device that need some old techie-come-egotists to look 
after them. And at the end, the Scooby Doo team turn up for an unmasking of 
the evil Sclavos.

Who is it? You'll have to watch. But try to think of someone who seems to 
think he can wear four different hats with conflicting interests without 
there being any, er, conflicting interests.

Sadly, if you don't know about the ins and outs of ICANN it won't make much 
sense to you. Plus, dare we say it, it could do with a little trimming and 
tightening. Nevertheless, hats off.





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