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Re: MFS WorldCom/WilTel/LDDS
- From: Paul Ferguson
- Date: Wed Aug 28 20:11:52 1996
You're so funny. ;-)
Only Bob Matecalfe's zany antics entertain me more than this [printed]
drivel. Thanks for pointing it out.
(speaking for myself, of course; standard disclaimers apply)
At 06:39 PM 8/28/96 -0500, Jeremy Porter wrote:
>Dead of the Net predicted GIF, at 11.
>If you believe Business Week, August 26, "Above all
>finacial incentives for investment must ome into line. Right now,
>customers who pay a mere $20 a month, can blast the net with untold
>megabytes of data, voice and video. Without usaged-based charges service
>providers are called on to upgrade their infrastructure with no clear
promise of a return on investment."
>Under the section "Dirty Secret" "One dirty little secret is that most
>phone calls and videoconferences ram their way past data transmissions
>by using a bully of a communications method called UDP. Unlike the more
>polite Transmission Control Protocol, TCP, which drops back
>when it detects congestion, UDP continues at full speed, elbowing
>ahead of TCP traffic. Yet UDP customers aren't paying anything extra for
>their fast lane".
>Sigh, you should see the section on peering. Its worse.
>Its a good thing none of these journalist used the train, telegraph,
>or telephone systems when they were growing at these extact same rates,
>or we wouldn't have trains or telephones today. A little research
>into the growth of the telephone network reveals very similar patterns.
>Clue seems to be a conserved quanitity in the universe, such that
>as the net gets lager the clue-denisty gets lower, thus causing
>most of the problems we see today.
>If only we had been able to get the Network Clue Transport Protocol
>going in time.
>Jeremy Porter, Freeside Communications, Inc. firstname.lastname@example.org
>PO BOX 80315 Austin, Tx 78708 | 1-800-968-8750 | 512-459-9816
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