On 19 May 2002 22:48:14 -0400
John R Levine <John> wrote:
> I think this particular line of inquiry might lead to reinventing the
> credit bureau. We already have those. Once that rated potential ISP
> customers, the way that regular credit bureaus rate potential bank
> customers, might not be a bad idea.
We don't have international credit bureaus. We also have a secondary
value-add system that enforces and sustains the use of credit bureau's
within single economic systems (ie national currency/banking systems)
that is lacking within an arbitrarily connected 'net world.
I don't see that the model translates well at all.
J C Lawrence
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