[Foundation-l] Internet nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

Marc Riddell michaeldavid86 at comcast.net
Thu Mar 11 18:18:30 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...

on 3/11/10 1:03 PM, Michael Snow at wikipedia at verizon.net wrote:

> 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

"Sidetracked" from what? And, how does this discussion interfere with your
work, or your day, Michael?


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