Cogent for ISP bandwidth
Jeroen van Aart
jeroen at mompl.net
Wed May 16 21:55:43 UTC 2012
Ameen Pishdadi wrote:
> A Kia and Ferrari can both get me from point a to point b, but the Ferrari is capable of getting me there way quicker, and yes I'm going to pay a premium for it but if I'm going from NYC to San Fran I'd definitely feel safer in the Ferrari reliability wise and get there a hell of a lot quicker...
That's a really flawed comparison, as often is the case when using car
analogies (amongst others).
A kia is much safer to drive, more economical and it is much more
reliable than a ferrari. The ferrari may get you there quicker, if you
didn't kill yourself along the way, or you got pulled over or if the car
didn't break down (or all of the above).
So for a better price you have more reliability, more safety and better
fuel economy. The ferrari is just for added show off, of some imaginary
potential you will never reach.
If you insist on lame analogies, then you can compare a ferrari with a
network provider who over commits its bandwidth and is continually over
utilised. There is a promise of great speed, but you won't ever get it
unless you try at 3 AM at night when traffic is lowest.
Have fun :-)
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