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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.

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Karl Denninger (karl@denninger.net) 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.




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