Yup; the Internet is screwed up.

Joel Jaeggli joelja at bogus.com
Wed Jun 22 21:19:56 UTC 2011

life safety systems run over the internet and pstn all the time if you want to talk about need.

Replace need with business requirement, and you're most of the way there... This discussion was going on this list 10-15 years ago and the numbers being squabled over were three orders of magnitude lower then they are today.

In 2021 I don't think gig-e to the curb, or what it's applications might be will be particularly controversial.


On Jun 22, 2011, at 1:52 PM, Erik Amundson wrote:

> I agree, the whole use of the terms 'need' and 'want' in this conversation are ridiculous.  It's the Internet.  The entire thing isn't a 'need'.  It's not like life support or something that will cause loss of life if it isn't there.  The only thing to even discuss here is 'want'.  Yes, consumers 'want' super-fast Internet, faster than any of us can comprehend right now.  1Tbps to the house, for everyone, for cheap!
> - Erik

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