michael at memra.com
Thu Aug 29 16:42:51 UTC 1996
On Thu, 29 Aug 1996, Paul A Vixie wrote:
> I'm not sure we're over the hump yet, economically. Right now if all we had
> for content is the set of self supporting (profitable) sites who could afford
> to pay metered rates for the packets they emit, it would slow down the growth
Many people don't know that the Internet is version 2 of the net.
Version 1 of the net was metered from the transport structure right out to
the content level. It flopped.
> Let's take the golden eggs as they come out rather than killing the goose.
What an apt description of version 1 of the net!
P.S. version one used X.25 instead of IP and NAPLPS instead of HTML and
was called the Videotex industry.
Michael Dillon - ISP & Internet Consulting
Memra Software Inc. - Fax: +1-604-546-3049
http://www.memra.com - E-mail: michael at memra.com
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