Owen DeLong owen at delong.com
Tue Apr 12 11:13:59 EDT 2011

On Apr 12, 2011, at 7:03 AM, Benson Schliesser wrote:

> On Apr 12, 2011, at 6:47 AM, Bill Darte wrote:
>> How do you feel about the Constitution?  200+ years old...lots of things have changed since that was written....is it too irrelevant because its old..or are the principles upon which it was written still as pertinent today as ever?
> Bill, do you really think this is a reasonable comparison?  On one hand: a document that has withstood 200+ years of change, written by representatives from all the colonies, enshrining the basic structure of our government and individual liberties.  On the other hand: a document written 15 years ago, by a handful of people, expressing administrative choices based on then-current technology limitations.
I think the comparison is perfectly valid. The age of the document is not particularly relevant.

If this had come up in 1805, one could actually have made a similar statement about said constitution.
After all, the constitution was written by 33 people and, for example, such things as the electoral
college were very much about the "then-current technology limitations".

> On Apr 12, 2011, at 12:40 AM, Owen DeLong wrote:
>> 1.	I don't think that requiring need to receive resources will decrease the size
>> 	of the market or the number of participating sellers.
>> 	Decreasing buyers generally places deflationary pressure on markets, not
>> 	inflationary.
> Higher prices generally increase the number of sellers.  This is a good thing, given a scarce supply and ongoing need.
An interesting perspective. So your argument here is that I should actually think that making things cost more
is good for the community. Yeah, I'm not so convinced of that fact.

> If ARIN doesn't enable the highest market prices then sellers will go elsewhere.  The benefits of working with ARIN need to out-weigh the costs, if we wish to preserve accuracy in ARIN's whois data.
Also not convinced of that. These higher prices must be balanced against risk. It may be that the buyers are
more willing to pay those higher prices in a risk-free environment than elsewhere.


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