[Foundation-l] Internet nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

Brian J Mingus Brian.Mingus at Colorado.EDU
Thu Mar 11 18:07:17 UTC 2010

On Thu, Mar 11, 2010 at 11:03 AM, Michael Snow <wikipedia at verizon.net>wrote:

> 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
Yes, hardly anything is relevant for discussion on this list anymore. It
happens either on internal WMF mailing lists or IRL.

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