Pragmatism (was Re: [ppml] Re: 2005-1:Multi-national Business Enablement)

Owen DeLong owen at
Sun May 8 15:24:03 EDT 2005

> you are likely correct here, if by
>   people in the west you mean the general populace, and by
>   people in ... you mean the monopoly ptts there
> but the actual division is between the telcos, who make the
> money, and the populace, which, if they see anything, tend
> to see social benefit to open and less financially burdened
> communication.  and guess who the itu represents.

The ITU represents neither of the groups you describe.  The ITU represents
the governments of the various nations.  Unfortunately, the governments
tend, quite often, to represent the monopoly PTTs better than the general
populace.  However, governments often have their own additional agenda as
well, further complicating the ITU scenario.

In any case, the least represented in almost every case are the general


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