On Monday, January 27, 2003, at 12:42 PM, Bernie Cosell wrote:
And so the Internet schisms into 100,000 incompatible fiefdoms, all
different [conflicting] rules and requirements and procedures.
it already has, bernie.
the removal info in the header, another requires it in the footer,
requires the "List-*" headers another forbids it, one blocks all
are "Precedence: bulk" another requires that all mailing lists use
bulk", and so it goes... sigh... What a wonderful world it will be....
Already is. But you forget one thing. If you're too small to bother
with, you can set requirements like that, and everyone will ignore you
and you'll find yourself on the out and ignored... What some of these
fiefdoms don't seem to understand is they're not worth the bother
trying to cooperate with or convince...
But if you're big enough, you can make others say "how high".
Chuq Von Rospach, Architech
com -- http://www.plaidworks.com/chuqui/blog/
Someday, we'll look back on this, laugh
nervously and change the subject.