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Re: UDP/DNS in Emacs

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: UDP/DNS in Emacs
Date: Fri, 05 Apr 2002 13:02:26 +0300

> From: Per Abrahamsen <address@hidden>
> Date: Thu, 04 Apr 2002 17:45:03 +0200
> I am the one to judge how to prioritize between these.  I find it
> insulting that you want to deny me that ability, especially with the
> justification that you can prioritize my time better than I can.

I think you read too much into what I said, and overreact as a result.

> > I think your assumption about availablility of good ISPs needs some
> > reality check.  How well are you familiar with the situation outside
> > Western Europe and North America?
> I assume it it is similar to question in Denmark in the past.  If we
> were unhappy with our sole national ISP, our alternative was to use an
> UUCP connection to a foreign ISP for mail.  

This is impractical in many places.  I'm sure you can imagine the
problems, so I won't spell them out.

> > As usual, this is a question of striking the fine balance of
> > stopping the guilty without unduly punishing the innocent.
> Nope.  It is not a question of punishment.  It is a question of
> finding the balance where e-mail regain most of its usefulness.

All I can say is that to me, this blacklisting sounds akin to racism:
people are discriminated based on something they didn't do, and
something upon which they don't have any real control.

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