Richard Sexton shared a post.
3 April 2017
the reality of the dot in africa
you know, we could have fixed this. while tptb were handing over the control of the internet to lawyers the lack of continues organic growth of the network, guided by the poeple that actually built it (sorry Vint, this doesn't mean you) failed and underserved areas remained net.poor.
Thank goodness we still have the five start travelling clusterfuck 4 times a year in a display wretched excess that tells the world they're on it.
Marc Stephan Nkouly
3 April 2017
Retweeted Rebecca Enonchong (@africatechie):
#Cameroon 75 days
no remote work
no offshoring contracts
I'm a lawyer. Where's my control console? 😀
Richard Sexton, something wrong with the spell checker? Most certainly with the coherency checker.
I agree, but this is an infrastructure/political issue—not within ICANN's remit at all.
One problem is that when we say that, and it's mostly true -- I suppose one could make an argument to the contrary -- we don't insert whose remit this would be beyond "the govt involved".
My understanding is the situation in Cameroon involves basically two provinces and, some say, stems from an attempt to suppress Francophone political activity in that region.
There is a significant economic cost, basically the obvious (all those people can't do business over the internet other than via subterfuge which is going on) but apparently not enough to end the blockade. Or perhaps that's the goal.
4 times a year? Wait - am I missing a cluster fuck somewhere?!
I…think? he's including the GDD Summit.
Or the NCPH Intersessional...