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Re: foreign upstarts dare to use their own languages [was: Re: black hat .cn networks]
From: Sean Donelan <sean () donelan com>
Date: 9 May 2001 14:37:48 -0700


On Wed, May 09, 2001 at 11:29:23AM -0700, Scott Francis wrote:
On Thu, May 10, 2001 at 12:26:00AM +0800, Adrian Chadd exclaimed:
The internet has a bunch of technical standards which we loosely
agree to. There's no law stating "thou shalt speak English if connected
via BGP4 to thy internet".

And are _any_ of those technical standards written in a language other than
English? Think about the acronyms we use in network-speak every day - how many
of them stand for phrases in a language other than English?

CCITT, and of course the favorite ISO, International Organization for
Standardization.




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