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Re: And then there were two
- From: Larry Sheldon
- Date: Wed Jun 06 12:18:08 2001
> >If you accept the premise that "peer == equal" does that mean
> >in the end there will be only two ISPs each with exactly 50%
> >of the world's Internet because no one else will be an equal?
> Why can't you have more than two 'equals'? Couldn't you have three 'equals'
> or four 'equals'? It would be just as difficult to maintain three or four
> _exact_ divisions as it would be to maintain two.
I am not a quantum physist (among many things I am not) but it would seem
that two is too many--the likelyhood that they would always be exactly equal
is vanishingly small (Heisingberg might insist it is impossible in principle)
and as soon as the become unequal one (both?) disappear.
[Descartes, on being asked if he wants a beer, says "I think not". . . . ]
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