Phil Graham on 7 Dec 2000 16:42:33 -0000

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[Nettime-bold] Re: <nettime> PFIR proposes new global org. but representativethis time.

I like the representative structure:

At 02:27 AM 7/12/00 -0500, t byfield wrote:
>One possible organizational structure would include five delegates from each
>country, apportioned as one delegate from each of the following five
>  - Business
>  - Government
>  - Education
>  - Public policy, public interest, and non-profit organizations
>  - Citizens and residents

That's like inviting 5 kings, 5 princes, 5 professors, 5 popes, and 5 
peasants to decide who gets to harvest the wheat and clean the shit out out 
of the pig pens. One vote each. Very fair. Very democratic.

>There are of course other reasonable ways to organize these or additional

There are of course entirely different categories altogether, as well as 
the (gasp!) idea of people acting as (gasp!) disinterested individuals with 
the wider society's interests in mind ..........


What was I thinking?!!

It'd never work.

Elite interest and power groups are the way to go. Much more democratic. 
Much more effective.

An organisation like that ought to sort ICANN right out, especially if 
they're in with the (aptly named) UN.


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