Allocation of IP Addresses

Barry Shein bzs at
Fri Mar 15 03:11:53 UTC 1996

From: "Perry E. Metzger" <perry at>
>Monopolies are a chimera, a myth. Almost all monopolies that last for
>more than a couple of years have been the result of government
>regulation preventing market entry -- AT&T being a shining

It is disingenuous to claim that monopolies are a myth merely because
they haven't existed in recent history.

Monopolies have been illegal for the past 100 years. And unlike many
other illegal activities, it's sort of hard to run a monopoly

Why not just say that retail nuclear weapons outlets are impossible
because no one can give you an example of one?

Would you claim there have been no anti-monopoly or anti-trust actions
ever (successfully) prosecuted under Taft-Hartley? Or that
Taft-Hartley itself is just entirely the product of deluded morons?

Actually, I suppose you would.

        -Barry Shein

Software Tool & Die    | bzs at          |
Purveyors to the Trade | Voice: 617-739-0202        | Login: 617-739-WRLD

More information about the NANOG mailing list