SONET Interconnect (was RE: MCI)

Shikhar Bajaj bajaj at bellcore.com
Fri Mar 29 16:22:36 UTC 1996


> >According to Sean Doran:
> > Someone suggested to me that it's because so much money has
> > been spent on developing the technology that it HAS to be
> > used in order to recover the investment.
> > 
> >Doesn't the fact that they recover the investment mean that enough
> >people wanted the product and were willing to pay for it?
> >
> >Shikhar
> 
> Nah, rather that they woudln't get a choice or would not know
> better.  ATM is like a pyramid craze.
> 

In this particular case, it has been (voraciously :)) pointed out that people
have other choices so I don't think that applies.  As for "people not knowing better,"
I'm not even going to touch that one.

> --vadim
> 
> PS Can you say that loss writeoff is a way to recover investment?
>    I've certainly seen some clever accounting going on :)

True.  Writeoffs and depreciation are a way to recover some of your costs.  But
you still have to sell stuff to recover all of your investments.  But, I'm
not an accountant so I don't know how far these things can be stretched.

If you have any good ideas, pass them on.  April 15 is fast approaching.  
Anyone got a router that I can use as a tax shelter? ;-)


Shikhar




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