Top ten reasons why White House staff like the Internet
Tom Kalil, "the David Letterman of the Clinton/Gore administration," gave the closing keynote speech at at the INET'94/JENC5 conference in Prague on June 17 1994. He included in that speech comments about National Information Infrastructure efforts in the United States - and this list. (Thanks to the folks at the Scout Report newsetter for this one.)
- Surfing the Web is more fun than going to meetings.
- Even reading old RFCs is more fun than going to meetings.
- On the Internet, no one knows you're a bureaucrat.
- It's how we get our daily marching orders from Vint Cerf, Tony Rutkowski, and Dave Farber.
- It's hard to write your X.400 address on a cocktail napkin.
- We get all that great electronic fan mail on the Clipper Chip.
- We have access to the Top Secret Air Force server with cool gifs of UFOs and little green men.
- We're still hoping to get on Carl Malamud's "Geek of the Week."
- We love getting flamed by rabid libertarians on "com-priv."
- We can send e-mail FROM firstname.lastname@example.org.
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