ip-precedence for management traffic

tvest at eyeconomics.com tvest at eyeconomics.com
Tue Dec 29 13:19:24 CST 2009

On Dec 29, 2009, at 12:59 PM, Dan White wrote:

> On 29/12/09 12:20 -0500, Sachs, Marcus Hans (Marc) wrote:
>> Better than the typical "block outbound 25" filtering we do now.  In
>> fact, in a perfect world ISPs would offer residential customers  
>> "reduced
>> experience" versions of castration that decrease the cost along with
>> decreasing what you have access to.  At the bottom level it would be
>> essentially a thin client running a terminal service (or an emulated
>> thin client using a web browser) with all applications "in the cloud"
>> and nothing sitting on the home PC; mid-level would be web plus  
>> common
>> email clients and chat/IM; high level adds popular apps like Skype,  
>> P2P,
>> games, etc.
>> I think that a fairly large percentage of homes that only want  
>> access to
>> online content and email would be very happy with the bottom tiers.
>> Many would probably like the cloud approach where all of the crazy
>> updating, rebooting, etc. is taken out of the hands of the consumer.
>> WebTV, meet the 21st century....  :)
> The customers in the market for such a service would be least likely  
> to
> understand your explanation of the service.
> Do you offer a new lower tier service, or rebrand your residential
> service, and try to explain how you're taking away services they  
> probably
> don't need. It's been my experience that if you tell someone you're  
> taking
> away something, they tend to value it even if they don't know what  
> it is.

As well they should. As well we all should.
None of us knows precisely what we're going to absolutely require, or  
merely want/prefer, tomorrow or the next day, much less a year or two  
from now. Unless, of course, we choose to optimize (constrain)  
functionality so tightly around what we want/need today that the  
prospect of getting anything different is effectively eliminated.


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