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Old 8th May 2011, 10:39 AM
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Keith Davidson elected Councillor on ICANN's ccNSO Council

Interested to read his observations from 2001!

"I shudder to think of the person-hours wasted in discussing the multinational aspects of the Internet. Already less than 50% of Internet users have English as their first language, and statistics indicate that other language users will increase at exponential rates compared to English users. It is pretty obvious there is a clear need for the ICANN website to be reproduced in at least 7 languages (which would cover around 75% of Internet users first languages). Yet there were many opponents to this suggestion, with some dinosaurs insisting that the Internet should be in English only and any attempt by ICANN to appease other language speakers should be resisted at all costs. Further debate raged over the potential use of multilingual domain names - argggghh the sheer snobbery of the English speaking world. Imagine if the Internet had been created in Japanese or Arabic, and English users were unable to enjoy the little dots on our" P to would players the and that be ICANN community?< Internet NZ within dinosaurs such any find we doubt I suffice. will set character ASCII theory subscribing others characters, only English on based can everything argue audacity have game in some yet miffed"

"so it is likely Melbourne will be my first and last ICANN ."
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Old 8th May 2011, 10:52 AM
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Re: Keith Davidson elected Councillor on ICANN's ccNSO Council

This should be sent to ICANN as a comment.

Who will give all these non English speakers the 10 years back?
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