[arin-ppml] Policy Proposal: IPv4 Recovery Fund / history lesson #1

Tom Vest tvest at pch.net
Mon Nov 24 17:51:39 EST 2008

On Nov 24, 2008, at 2:30 PM, Milton L Mueller wrote:

> Tom,
> This CV discussion is way out of bounds, but suffice it to say that an
> _academic CV_ is not expected to include nonacademic magazine articles
> and reports.

So be it. No more CV questions or comments on this list.

I will add only that my own use of the term "empirical" implies open  
testing of assertions against potentially disconfirming facts, and use  
of observation/measurement methods with known limitations/biases --  
and maybe a slight predisposition to skepticism if I find that every  
question has the same answer.

And my own understanding of the term "liberal" implies a measure of  
transparency about both methods and findings.



> Milton Mueller
> Professor, Syracuse University School of Information Studies
> XS4All Professor, Delft University of Technology
> ------------------------------
> Internet Governance Project:
> http://internetgovernance.org
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Tom Vest [mailto:tvest at pch.net]
>> Sent: Monday, November 24, 2008 1:56 PM
>> To: Milton L Mueller
>> Cc: arin-ppml at arin.net
>> Subject: Re: [arin-ppml] Policy Proposal: IPv4 Recovery Fund
>> / history lesson #1
>> On Nov 24, 2008, at 12:36 PM, Milton L Mueller wrote:
>> If your message is, Mueller is a liberal who generally favors
>> competition and decentralized choice over monopoly and centralized
>> control, then I'm guilty as charged.
>> ... The real point, however, is that I don't just assert these  
>> values in a
>> vacuum, I have done a fairly extensive body of empirical research  
>> on how
>> regulatory and legal institutions affect the allocation of virtual
>> resources, from domain names to telephone number portability to
>> spectrum.

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