Can the DAO hardfork be viewed as a (a publicly planned) 51% attack on the network?
Motivation / ethics / justice aside, I'm asking this from a purely technical point of view.
If not, what specifically differentiates it from a "typical" 51% attack?
If so, is this the first ever successful 51% attack on a major blockchain / cryptocurrency? By "successful" I guess I mean having a notable impact, in the short term at least.