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RE: Exodus Down

  • From: Deepak Jain
  • Date: Sun Jun 24 13:06:33 2001


Was technology really supposed to change every aspect of the way we live in
such a short period of time, when in most cases what was driving acceptance
was just expenditure of money and NOT actual paradigm-shifting technology?

I have a hard time believing any geeks voluntarily get up on a Sunday AM, so
I am assuming you/they were up all night.

Guns in your operations center.... hmmm. brings new meaning to the term
"access terminated" eh?

Deepak Jain

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-nanog@merit.edu [mailto:owner-nanog@merit.edu]On Behalf Of
mike harrison
Sent: Sunday, June 24, 2001 11:19 AM
To: Deepak Jain
Cc: Randy Bush; nanog@merit.edu
Subject: RE: Exodus Down



> Whoever stopped investing in guns? [oops, did I say that outloud?]

Funny, I was looking at a stainless Mini-14 .223 this morning
and thinking $499 is a good price. (Gun Show's are great on Sunday AM)
Yes, our NOC has a large well equipped gun safe in it, it's also handy for
backup tapes/CD's and expensive licensed software.

But the most important part of this thread that was painfully obvious
is our increasing addiction, if not outright dependence upon certain
websites sponsored by well meaning companies (corporate sponsers)
that may not be able to continue this financial support.

Our business has a large open source centric software development
angle, and it has actually impacted the way we do business, even over a
weekend. It's Sunday AM, and there is a small team of geeks working on
projects, at least CPAN, Sourceforge and other sites are up.

As for routers being repossessed, we are spending this weekend setting
up servers for some new clients that can not get into some other colo
facilities because the landlord padlocked the doors to the NOC they were
renting space/bandwidth from.

Dispite all of the technical expertise available, many of these companies
are suffering from financial realities that technology can not solve.

















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