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RE: The Great Exchange

  • From: Pete Farmer
  • Date: Tue Jun 02 18:58:12 1998

Roeland M.J. Meyer [mailto:rmeyer@mhsc.com] wrote on June 02, 1998 at
7:12 AM:

>Even when [decent bandwidth at the end-user site] does happen, 
>they won't want to use it for video. A classic is the MCI 
>commercial where that gal was telecommuting (bath-robing at noon), 
>the last thing such would want is a video-based conference. Been 
>there, doing that.

Real-time, two-way videoconferencing is just *one* form of video over
IP.  

In some people's eyes, video over IP might involve someone Web-surfing
to a site from which they can view Episode 89 of Gilligan's Island
(streamed video), possibly with commercials embedded.  There are all
sorts of possible pricing models here, ranging from flat-rate
subscription fees to pay-per-use to commercial-paid, and everything
in-between.  Lots of possible cache schemes, too.

Pete
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