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Bob Frankston
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Should I post pointers here to my old essays on replacing the DNS? The important point is not to replace the DNS with another central source of leased identity but rather take an approach that separates mechanism from policy and monetization.

That said there is an interim approach like with bit.ly offering identifiers that never get reused.
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I wrote http://rmf.vc/FUSS in 1999 and http://rmf.vc/DNSSafeHaven in 2001. I'll look further for appropriate writings to explain why the very idea of a central repository of identity and addressing as the antithesis of an Internet defined by users. My most recent is http://rmf.vc/InternetNativePolicies.

(I'd add pointers to IP postings but that site seems to be down at the moment)
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From the MAC 50th and Multics event
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I'm sure they feel the same way about hanging out with you.
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Showing moods on g+ is very newbie
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I think it helps the Facebook expats to feel at home.
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Because we can do the web and other high value applications we assume that the Internet works. But it's the simple things that are the building blocks of the future and, as I explain in http://rmf.vc/CILight - we can't do something as simple as sending one bit from a light switch to a light bulb without jumping through a myriad of hoops and, in the end, that's not enough. The first step is to get out of thinking we communicate within pipes ...
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Similar scenes here in Los Altos, California, a city that prides itself on its "rural feel". It sure doesn't look rural when you look up in most areas. 
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And it's even worse! Even if Comcast is "neutral" it has its own private lanes. They need to be just like others in going over IP using common facilities! They must not own TWC nor any pipes. Nor should Google.
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It certainly appears that the phone company left a piece of old, rotted phone pole dangling, simply to save the cost of retrofitting the new pole. One assumes that there has got to be a better way, even for copper POTS! ...

Here is a view of the telephone lineman in his heyday (Norman Rockswell was commissioned by the Bell System):
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  • Stuyvesant
    1964 - 1966
  • MIT
    EECS and Math, 1997 - 1976
  • State University of New York at Stony Brook
    1966 - 1967
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IEEE Distinguished Lecturer
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  • Investor, Lecturer, etc
    1998 - present
  • CommonAngels et al
    1998 - 2014
  • Software Arts
    1979 - 1986
  • Lotus
    1986 - 1990
  • Slate
    1990 - 1992
  • Microsoft
    1993 - 1998
  • White-Weld, Interactive Data
    1966 - 1979
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Newton MA
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New York Area - Boston Area
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