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  •  that's a longstanding rant of mine: (3+ / 0-)
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    googie, ruleoflaw, SadieSue

    The entire system of using NAMES instead of NUMBERS to access resources online is just STUPID.  

    A good sixty years ago, Bell Labs worked out the necessities for uniform "numbering plans" for telephone numbers, and unlike the domain name system, that system does not lend itself to a) spam, b) fishing fraud, c) squatters, and
    d) government censorship by centralized shutdown of targeted resources.

    But the f---ing idiots who came up with this "names" bullshit, and its necessity for centralized databases to match up the names with the actual numbers, thought they were so much smarter than the lifetime scientists at Bell Labs, with results ranging from dire (items a - d above) to merely laughable ("Friends Of Art" >> "Friends O' Fart").  

    Under a uniform global numbering plan, you could still assign "names" to numbers, in your own browser: like an auto-dial list on your phone.  But the predatory ecosystems that arose over the "names" would never have arisen.  Fancy that, a world with one less predatory social ecosystem.  

    Teh stoopid, it burns.

    "Minus one vote for the Democrat" equals "plus one vote for the Republican." Arithmetic doesn't care about your feelings.

    by G2geek on Mon Nov 28, 2011 at 07:39:12 PM PST

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