Murkowski anti-spam bill could be a problem for ISPs

smd@clock.org (Sean M. Doran) wrote:

It's sad that apparently the Internet has evolved to the
point where politicians move faster than standards-makers.

I beg to disagree. The Internet has evolved to the point
where politicans make standards.

This is a sad state of affairs, indeed. Windows at 11.

--vadim

Politicians pass legislation. Technologists create standards. Standards
enable. Legislation prohibits. Standards are proactive. Legislation is
reactive. If no standards, then legislation. It makes a whole lot of sense
to me and is completely unsurprising.

Legislators address public issues with legislation if industries fail to
act in the public interest -- that is part of their job. How many times
have the industry groups of *other* industries acted to stave off
restrictive legislation? It's part of the well-known process. That's the
truth and those are the consequences of failure to act.

--Kent