InfoWorld Column on Netcom-Cisco Ampersand Collapse

Sean Doran smd at
Tue Jul 9 12:44:38 UTC 1996

| Ever your fan and loyal opposition,

The only thing you seem to fan is flames.

Why don't you write something useful, like why is it that
outage reporting is so spotty, and why is it that people
don't seem willing to share technical details of outages
such that other technical folks can learn from mistakes
and disasters?

I can tell you why outage at isn't what it used
to be: journalists and PR folks would turn detailed technical 
reports of the scope, cause, and cure for our outages into 
columns dedicated to bashing cisco, Sprint, or both.

There is a disease on the Internet, and that disease is
"us and them"ism.  You are well-placed to help cure that
disease, yet right now you are one of its biggest transmission
vectors, Bob, and it's a huge pity.


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