quietly....

Owen DeLong owen at delong.com
Sun Feb 6 12:43:18 CST 2011


On Feb 6, 2011, at 10:34 AM, Jay Ashworth wrote:

> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: "Owen DeLong" <owen at delong.com>
> 
>> I'm pretty sure the PS3 will get resolved through a software update.
>> 
>> Yes, there will be user-visible disruptions in this transition.
>> 
>> No, it can't be 100% magic on the part of the service provider.
>> 
>> It still has to happen. There is no viable alternative.
> 
> There will be *lots* of user visible disruptions.  And if you believe,
> as it appears you do from the integration of your messages on this thread,
> that anyone anywhere will be able through any legal theory to *force* Sony
> to make that older PS3 work on IPv6, then the term for your opinion, in *my*
> opinion, has changed from "optimistic" to "nutsabago".  :-)
> 
No. I believe I can force through legal choices hotel providers to refund
my internet access charges if they block certain ports. I've done so.

I believe that Sony will offer IPv6 software upgrades for the PS-3 because
they will eventually realize that failing to do so is bad for future sales.

>> From up here at 30,000ft, the entire deployment of IPv6 has been cripplingly
> mismanaged, or we wouldn't be having all these conversations, still, now.
> Having had them 5 years ago would have been well more than good enough.
> And it will start to bite, hard, very shortly.
> 

An interesting perspective. The problem with that theory is that nobody actually
manages the internet. It is a collection of independently managed networks
that happen to coordinate, cooperate, and collaborate on a limited basis to
make certain things work.

I agree with you that many organizations and individuals could have acted
differently to achieve a more optimal transition. However, they didn't and
we are where we are. As a result, I think it is far more productive to move
forward and make the transition as quickly and effectively as possible than
to dwell on claims of "mismanagement" which lack both a meaningful
target and any form of useful resolution.

Owen





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