Steven Page, an optometrist
who's studied network
architecture, served as the
principal investigator in a DARPA
study, "U.S. Data Highway."
Steven disrupted the "eDNS"
dialogue through suggesting the
use of single-letter A-Z TLDs.
He's coined the term, "innerNET,"
to discuss DNS design for human
Stephen J. Page
Investigator: U.S. Data
1998 by Steven
Governance is about language and freedom
of expression. The present Internet's
addressing system is immature, illogical,
and non-sensical because it ignores the
of language, which is stored in the brain.
This structure influences one's ability to
locate things in the physical world.
Similarly, DNS' structure influences one's
ability to locate things in the
cyberworld. Therein lies the problem: The
present DNS system is linked to a small
vocabulary of suffixes (top level domains
or TLDs) of the hierarchical addressing
system called DNS, which is really
structured as a human brain . DNS
is to the Internet what language is to the
human brain. The DNS structure represents
a map or "blueprint" of all of the
potential "virtual" street and apartment
locations for people and businesses
locating in the cyberworld.
The DNS issue, at
its heart, is an electromagnetic frequency
freedom vs. control issue, applied to the
economic "use of language" (which is an
individual freedom issue), which is
inter-related with issues of evolution
of systems, applied specifically to
of expression (What do I call my
identity?), and freedom to choose (Where
do I locate my identity?) in the context
of economic freedom (Am I able to do
Kashpureff -- At the highest level, Mr.
Kashpureff represents the antithesis of
governmental control over commerce, which
is most visibly repre-sented by the IAHC
process, controlled by the ITU. He also
represents self-organization, freedom of
commerce, freedom from over-regulation,
freedom to use language for commercial
benefit (which is rooted in the precedent
of individual freedom to own "marks" for
commercial purposes). His arrest
represents the frustration of anyone who
values creativity and entrepreneurship.
At the lowest
level, he represents a person willing to
risk breaking antiquated rules in order to
push the Internet from its traditional
"old boy network" system of doing
business, under the cloak of rules
sanctioned by the National Science
Foundation's contracts, into the future.