[Foundation-l] Internet nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

Michael Snow wikipedia at verizon.net
Thu Mar 11 18:03:37 UTC 2010

Brian J Mingus wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 11, 2010 at 10:10 AM, Tim Starling <tstarling at wikimedia.org>wrote:
>> Give the Nobel Peace Prize to DARPA for designing the Internet. And
>> they've made so many other excellent contributions to peace, like
>> unmanned bombers and anti-missile lasers.
>> Seriously, the only reason I can think of that the committee would
>> choose "the internet" as a recipient is if they wanted to make an even
>> more bizarre choice than last year.
>> -- Tim Starling
> I'm actually not sure how unmanned bombers are not a tool for peace given
> our current situation. As Obama noted very eloquently in his Nobel
> acceptance speech even though we may dream of world peace it is not yet a
> reality. The reality is that we have rogue regimes, unstable international
> relationships, religious wars, insane people who manage to get elected as
> POTUS, etc...
Can we discuss something else, rather than having the list get 
sidetracked into geopolitical debates that aren't at all useful to the 
work we do? Aside from fantasizing about a share of the prize money, 
even the original subject was not especially on-topic for discussion 
here. Thank you.

--Michael Snow

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