Perl 6 - the future is here, just unevenly distributed

IRC log for #opentreeoflife, 2014-12-09

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21:25 towodo jimallman, I thought I remembered reading about the interrobang in Time Magazine when I was young… corroborated: http://trueliesnews.net/interrobang.html
21:25 towodo 1967
21:28 jimallman yes, it’s a nice glyph! sadly someone has been squatting the domain name (INTERROBANG.COM) for as long as I can remember.
21:36 towodo now there’s interrobang.biz and interrobang.wtf
21:44 jimallman i loathe the new TLDs on principle (god, what a racket!) but maybe i should investigate…
22:13 towodo yes, me too, although I sort of like .wtf
22:14 towodo I have a backstory… the order to create the new TLDs basically came from Jimmy Carter
22:14 towodo he said to ICANN: you must make the internet more commercial
22:15 towodo ICANN was terrified that the administration would strip them of their role in managing the internet
22:15 towodo so they set in motion the creation of new TLDs
22:15 towodo it took this long to do it, and of course the US no longer controls the root domain, so the original reason is gone
22:17 towodo sorry, couldn’t have been Carter.
22:18 towodo this would have been maybe 2005.  maybe it was Clinton
22:18 towodo pretty sure it was a democrat
22:18 towodo Clinton was prez 1993-2001
22:18 towodo got the two C’s mixed up

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