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Message 00638: Re: vivek

they all seem overwhelmed at the moment. no tech staff yet.

On Mon, Mar 9, 2009 at 8:17 PM, Carl Malamud <xxxxxxx@media.org> wrote:
> On Mar 9, 2009, at 5:11 PM, Aaron Swartz wrote:
>> you do realize he's not the one doing the typosquatting. he registered
>> it with register.com and this is the default thing they do with it
>> unless you update the dns.
> yes, absolutely ... which he should do (should have done) promptly.  it is
> embarrassing.
> (and www.kundra.net is equally screwed up.)  this would mean absolutely
> nothing if this were a non-technical position.  and, it would mean nothing
> simply because it happens.  what offends me is that once they hear about it,
> they don't take 10 minutes and just fix it.
> had a similar issue with the big e-rulemaking report they issued (the
> so-called "Katzen Commission").  Nice enough report, issued in PDF, but the
> links were all broken.  I fixed 172 broken links in the PDF, sent the
> repaired file into everybody from Sally Katzen, Bruce McConnell, Tom Bruce,
> Beth Noveck, Cornell, etc, etc ... not one of them even answered, let alone
> installed the patch.
> maybe I'm nuts, but it seems that government officials should respond to
> these things by simply fixing them and moving on.  I must do 100 similar
> transactions per week, so I'm baffled when I send a note to 10 people and
> nobody even answers.
> Carl