I was nominated for a seat on the ARIN Advisory Council (AC) this week. I am very excited about this and am hopeful that I will be elected. ARIN [wikipedia] has a very organized election process, part of which is a questionnaire that all candidates must answer to serve as their campaign statement and bio. The responses to these questions will be posted for all eligible candidates on September 11, I will post the link at that time. Until then, here is a sneak peak of mine:
* Why do you want to serve on the AC?
I want to serve on the ARIN Advisory Counsel for a number of reasons. Most of which directly revolve around my passion for the Internet itself. This passion is based on what the Internet provides and also what it represents. I believe that the modern global Internet is a resource unlike any the world has seen before. For the first time in history, knowledge is no longer in the hands solely of the powerful and wealthy. Authors, artists and philosophers have the ability to reach out to much of the world (and to each other) on a scale unimaginable just a few decades ago. You now have the power to seek multiple sources of information, to expose yourself to a plethora of views, slants and takes on almost every topic, both current and historical. We are quite possibly experiencing the dawn of a golden age, another renaissance; a digital awakening to a cultural dialogue. ARIN not only facil