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FUD for Thought: ARIN Releases Comic Books

The American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN) has launched a comic book series to further help raise awareness for the adoption of IPv6 and other matters dealt by the organization. The comic books, called “Team ARIN”, are fictionalized views of the organization, its processes, and the whole concept of Internet governance. “Though our heroes are fictional, the issues they face are very real,” says ARIN.

From ARIN: “Team ARIN is a group of superheroes that represent four of the principles by which the Internet is operated and governed: Accessibility, Responsibility, Information, and Neutrality. ... Team ARIN is not a typical group of superheroes—they do not battle a literal enemy directly. Instead they use their powers to educate the public and facilitate community participation in the existing open, transparent, bottom-up policy process.”

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ARIN's Outreach Efforts John Curran  –  May 27, 2009 2:55 PM

I’d just like to point out that these comics have been around since October 2006, as part of ARIN’s Education and Outreach efforts.  ARIN has tried to make information available in as many forms as possible, since different audiences are receptive to different presentation formats.


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Nice one! McTim  –  Jun 1, 2009 5:06 AM

A bit too bandwidth intensive for us here in Africa, but an excellent effort along the lines of Cisco’s Peter (and Polly) Packet.



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