Keynote/Boardwatch Internet Backbone Index A better test!!!

Ben Black black at
Sat Jun 28 01:17:53 UTC 1997

Jack spouted:
>Where you choose to locate a web server, and how you choose to operate it,
>is rather your own affair.  I would certainly put my best face on mine, if
>web hosting had any portion of my business, or if providing dedicated
>access to people who hosted theirs were any part of my business.

perhaps you don't understand how a large ISP works.  their home page does 
not generate revenue as does, say, a search engine or an advertising 
company.  there is no good reason to waste valuable colocation space on 
something like the corporate web server.  instead, an ISP can put a 
PAYING CUSTOMER server in that space.  the customer then gets the best 
possible performance and happily tells their friends about the great 
service they are getting.

in your scenario, customers are considered secondary to having great 
performance on the corporate home page...sounds like a good way to loose 
customers, but a great way to look good on some contrived and ambiguous 

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