Patrick W. Gilmore patrick at
Tue Mar 9 17:45:57 CST 2010

Sent from my iPhone, please excuse any errors.

On Mar 9, 2010, at 17:31, Jake Khuon <khuon at> wrote:
> On Tue, 2010-03-09 at 17:02 -0500, Patrick W. Gilmore wrote:
>> On Mar 9, 2010, at 3:36 PM, Jake Khuon wrote:
>>> On Tue, 2010-03-09 at 15:29 -0500, Patrick W. Gilmore wrote:
>>>> The only "wow" here is "wow, why did cisco hype how far behind they
>>>> are?"
>>> Because in some organisations, the only vendor that matters is
>> Cisco.
>> Then why bother hyping at all?
>> Anyone who needs even a significant fraction of 322 Tbps is not going
>> to ignore competitors.
> Come now.  You know the answer to that.  While technically true, by  
> that
> logic, Cisco should never perform any press releases.

First, this wasn't a press release, this was an event they were hyping  
for quite a while.  Second, doing a press release is fine, but even  
the most aggressive companies have a modicum of truth in their releases.

If they said "look at our cool new router", one could overlook obvious  
marketing BS like comparing to the T640 instead of the T1600.  But  
claiming to "revolutionize" the Internet while being afraid to compare  
yourself to your chief competitor's flagship product is just pathetic.


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