This is one of the reasons that I don’t attend any ICANN conferences. The other is that most are too far away from Greece.
I watched the closing interview of ICANN 51. ICANN’s Brad White interviews Fadi Chehadé and Dr. Stephen Crocker on the ICANN community’s acceptance of the revised accountability process at the close of ICANN’s 51st Public Meeting in Los Angeles.
I tried to learn something but I failed. Actually I did learn something but not about ICANN. I learned a lot of interesting words. Words that are probably used by politicians all over the world daily saying nothing…
I don’t believe that this kind of “internal” interviews are useful to anyone. Fadi Chehade and Stephen Crocker have made some important changes to ICANN but this kind of interviews are a disservice to ICANN’s work.
ICANN’s leaders should focus on talking about real problems. Empty words don’t help anyone. ICANN is supposed to be a technical organization, not a political one.
This 7 minute interview could apply to any circumstance if 10-15 words were changed. It seems more like a motivation seminar than anything else. The best quote belongs to Fadi Chehade: “The accountability track is now on track.”.
Again, I think that Fadi Chehade and Stephen Crocker have made some improvements in the past couple of years but they should focus communicating these real changes.
I dare you to watch the video below but first here are the words I extracted. I will probably use them in the future so it was not time completely wasted:
attention to accountability
a lot of frank and forthright discussion
higher level of visibility of accountability measures
sense of confidence
path forward was strengthened
The accountability track is now on track.
impressively on track
support community consensus
dead on arrival
not worried at the slightest
affirming the commitment
multi-stakeholder approach works
developed by men
distributed internet governance based on the multi-stakeholder approach is critical to the future of the internet