Network Operations Luminaries?

Simon Higgs simon at
Fri Dec 7 23:12:45 UTC 2001

At 07:12 AM 12/7/01 -0800, Randy Bush wrote:

>business management is in more need of luminaries as the business failure
>rate is orders of magnitude higher than the internet packet drop rate.

You make it sound like the music industry. :-) Most labels are similar to 
business incubators in that they sign 10 new artists a month and end up 
dropping 9 of them because they didn't manufacture the "hit" they were 
looking for. Business failures are common. In the last few years, when the 
number of ".COM" start-ups drastically increased, there'll be at least a 
proportional increase in failures. This is normal. More people try, more 
people fail/succeed.

I think the point I'm trying to get to here is that if you want industry 
"rock stars", you're asking for self-serving self-publicists who don't have 
the industry's best interests at heart (cough... ICANN). If you want that 
from the "geek" community, you should just put Kashpureff and Vixie in the 
ring on WWF and publish the results as a BCP. ;-)

Best Regards,


(A)bort, (R)etry, (T)ake down entire network?

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