Sad IPv4 story?

Randy Bush randy at
Sun Dec 11 04:38:02 UTC 2011

> No Barry, I respectfully disagree.  It's almost 2012.  The first
> predictions of IPv4 exhaustion were made *last century*.  We've been
> predicting it to the month level for like 5 years now.  Any business
> that is making business plans and models that doesn't take "we may not
> get IPv4 space" into account and have a contingency plan for that
> *deserves* to be soundly mocked and ridiculed in public.

mocking someone who shows up when the party is already over is not
overly kind or useful.  making clear to the world that the part is over
is more useful.  i could not decide between a number of very appropriate
floyd songs, but i think 'time' says it well

    Ticking away the moments that make up a dull day 
    Fritter and waste the hours in an offhand way
    Kicking around on a piece of ground in your home town
    Waiting for someone or something to show you the way

    Tired of lying in the sunshine staying home to watch the rain
    And you are young and life is long and there is time to kill today
    And then one day you find ten years have got behind you
    No one told you when to run, you missed the starting gun

    And you run and you run to catch up with the sun, but it's sinking
    Racing around to come up behind you again
    The sun is the same in a relative way, but you're older
    Shorter of breath and one day closer to death

    Every year is getting shorter, never seem to find the time
    Plans that either come to naught or half a page of scribbled lines
    Hanging on quiet desperation is the English way
    The time is gone, the song is over, thought I'd something more to say


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