Clarification re: Metcalfe in Forbes ASAP

Jim Browning jfbb at
Tue Aug 13 22:53:12 UTC 1996

>From:  Avi Freedman[SMTP:freedman at]
>Sent:  Tuesday, August 13, 1996 2:09 PM
>But anyway, Gilder does an enthusiastic job of refuting the 
>to-go-away-in-favor-of-usage-based-and-more-reliable-Intranets Metcalfe
>hypothesis while simultaneously attempting to, um, arouse, the reader's
>interest...  To understand that last in-joke you'll have to read the 

And in watching Avi respond to a network event, Gilder got to see that, in 
addition to all the technological advances he highlights, it is *people* 
who keep the net running and people who will prevent its collapse.  He also 
got to see that IP purists like Avi and alt.religion.atm apostles like me 
can in fact find a common ground which works to the net's benefit.
Jim Browning

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