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squeaky clean internet

Let's say there's a premium internet; let's furthur define this premium internet as having the simple rule was, to do business within this internet--you had to host the server in Singapore; let's assume in this Singaporian network you had to follow all the tough internet content laws of Singapore or you'll simply go to jail for a long time--and they are tough in enforcing the no-b.s. policy; what would you like to see served from such a tough network?

* Email? Possible consequences: You'll get snooped but no more spam. Is that what you want?

* Web? Possible consequences: No more link spammers. Do you need this?

* Rich media? Possible consequences: No more nasty porn and pop-ups! However you can't watch anything interesting--a lot of stuff gets censored.

I think it's about time a country (Singapore anyone?) makes premium internet their biggest international export. Anyone?

Li-fan Chen
Wednesday, July 14, 2004

This has got to be a troll.  Why on earth would I want an internet with censorship and no porn?

muppet from
Wednesday, July 14, 2004


Li-fan Chen
Wednesday, July 14, 2004

Sounds like MSN pre-95.  Pass.

Michael Kale
Wednesday, July 14, 2004

Umm... the former NSFNET anyone?  When a single entity controls the network, you can accomplish those goals.

Maybe Internet2 since it's still restricted to universities?

Wednesday, July 14, 2004

Without porn the Internet is worthless.

Li-Chen Fan
Wednesday, July 14, 2004

Keep an eye on the Great Firewall of China.
Singapore's a sideshow.

Wednesday, July 14, 2004

Li-Fan Chen or Li-Chen Fan,
I am the one in the other post that said your comments were inane, never original and basically a waste.

Look at your 2 comments here,

1) "LOL" - why even post that?

2) Next one you mention (rehash) porn - But, that was was already mentioned 4 posts earlier!!

Why fill up this board with posts like that?

Wednesday, July 14, 2004


I was not aware that you are the original poster also.  I have no problem with the topic you started - just the extra stuff.

Wednesday, July 14, 2004

if you pay attention, he didn't make the second post you mention, it was someone using a similiar name.

And in any case, why lecture people based upon what they post?  It's not your board.  Joel and Friends can worry about the sanctity of the board.  You should shut up about it.


Wednesday, July 14, 2004

"Sounds like MSN pre-95.  Pass."

Meaning, it sounds like nothing? :-p

(MSN launched with Windows 95... it's been around almost 9 years now!)

Brad Wilson (
Wednesday, July 14, 2004

If there was a vulnerability that was exploited to add spam to the network, how would it be prosecuted and regulated?  That might be the biggest problem, aside from it being not free.

Wednesday, July 14, 2004

I just meant that it sounds like MS's network strategy before Bill Gates' (in)famous internet memo.  A centrally managed iron-fist type of network with no innovation as opposed to the chaotic, always-innovating free-for-all that we know and love, despite the spam, viruses, etc, etc.

Michael Kale
Thursday, July 15, 2004

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