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   RE: Zen or Games?

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> The choice to choose is always there.  The choice 
> of choices to choose from is not.

He who controls the list, controls all. ;-)

> That was the price of higher reliability in an open 
> network of choosers.

Which might be a necessary evil in many cases.

> The actual authority resides in the exercise 
> of the rule to audit and then to join to a rule for action 
> on audit.  This actually probably works fairly reasonably 
> given reasonable humans

I'm not so sanguine about this.  If you need to reach a site for business 
purposes, and an automated 'bot denies access, there may be a human review 
process.  However, you cannot ignore the temporal component.  If you needed 
the info in a timely manner, running through a manual bypass process can 
easily take too long (ever had to do this with a Fortune 500 company where 
response time to such requests is usually measured in weeks?) for the goal at 
hand.  My experience is that this is the norm, not the exception.

Humans may at times be reasonable (though the course of human history leads 
me to conclude otherwise).  Corporate policies and procedures are rarely 

Your conclusion depends on so many assumptions that it is more idle 
speculation than anything else. ;-)

Andrzej Jan Taramina
Chaeron Corporation: Enterprise System Solutions


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