[dns-operations] [Ext] Re: new public DNS service:

Andrew Sullivan ajs at anvilwalrusden.com
Tue Nov 21 20:56:53 UTC 2017

On Tue, Nov 21, 2017 at 11:18:19AM -0800, Paul Vixie wrote:
> people use because their friends do, or because they think it's a
> cool number, or because they saw it spray painted on a concrete wall
> somewhere. NOT because they know what the issues are, and carefully
> considered their alternatives and the implicaitons, and made an informed
> choice.

And buy Ferraris or Chevys.  And join a gym on 2 Jan.  And buy duvets
or wool blankets or cotton sheets or hypoallergenic new-stuff pillows.
And go to the County Fair.  And vaccinate or don't vaccinate their
children.  And vote for a lefty/centrist/righty or sane/nutbar
political candidate.  And decide to live in an efficient condo or an
inefficient urban house or a house up the side of a hill where a
terribly polluting old tractor is needed.  And prefer a BMW to a Honda
to a Toyota to a Mercedes to an Audi.  And eat orange popsicles while
sailing to Antarctica to witness the splendour that is about to go
extinct because of (among other things) rich people taking pleasure
cruises using fossil fuels.  And so on.

I think turning this into a moral issue rather misses the strength of
the Internet, which is that, for any 'you' on the Internet, 'You are
so not in charge.'  Many thanks to Phill H-B for this formulation.


Andrew Sullivan
ajs at crankycanuck.ca

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