Big Temporary Networks

Randy Bush randy at
Wed Sep 19 02:30:39 UTC 2012

> So I just want to point out that this is an utterly irrelevant
> topic. Worldcon is full to the brim with really smart people who can
> build good networks, but in every place large enough to host a
> Worldcon the owners of the building make money selling Internet access
> and don't want competition. The very best we've been able to do was
> create an Internet Lounge with good connectivity, and even that isn't
> acceptable at most locations.

when you borrow $5,000 from the bank, they own you.  when you borrow
$5,000,000, you own them.

large conferences throw more weight and usually can do their own
network.  ymmv, of course.


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