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Re: More Sidgemore on per-bit pricing
- From: Karl Denninger
- Date: Sat Dec 05 15:21:54 1998
On Sat, Dec 05, 1998 at 02:38:57PM -0500, Barry Shein wrote:
> One possible positive effect (for the consumer) of "per-bit" pricing
> is the opportunity to buy larger pipes but only pay for what you use.
The other possible effect is that you buy one of these, and then someone
launches a DOS attack at you and you get the bill for it.
The economic impact of this should not be underestimated. Per-bitrate
pricing is a problem as long as the receiver pays for the receipt of
transmissions they may not have solicited.
Karl Denninger (firstname.lastname@example.org) http://www.mcs.net/~karl
I ain't even *authorized* to speak for anyone other than myself, so give
up now on trying to associate my words with any particular organization.