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RE: remember the "diameter of the internet"?

  • From: brett watson
  • Date: Tue Jun 18 18:34:07 2002


--On Tuesday, June 18, 2002 3:17 PM -0700 Vadim Antonov <avg@exigengroup.com> wrote:
Demonstrably (proof by existence), those switches can be made reasonably
reliable. So can be routers. It's the fabled computer tech culture of "be
crappy, ship fast, pile features sky high, test after you ship" aka OFRV's
Micro$oft envy, which is the root evil.
now *that* i agree with, and to be even more specific, it's not that any of us are against making profits... it's that many of these vendors, and service providers, have decided to make a profit at the expense of *everything* else (good service, happy customer, etc).

i truly wonder how low the economy, and specifically this industry, is going to have to go before this paradigm is shifted.

-b







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