Verizon Public Policy on Netflix

Randy Bush randy at psg.com
Sat Jul 12 03:18:03 UTC 2014


>> And, for the record, it's pretty widely acknowledge that "The World" 
>> (Barry Shein) was the world's first commercial ISP - offering shell 
>> access in 1989, and at some point started offering PPP dial-up 
>> services.  As I recall, they were a UUnet POP.
> yep.  and uunet and psi were hallucinations.  can we please not rewrite
> well-known history?
> or are you equating shell access with isp?  that would be novel.  unix
> shell != internet.

btw, not do denigrate what barry did.  a commercial unix bbs connected
to the real internet was significant.  the left coasties were doing free
stuff, the well, community memory, ...  and barry created a viable bbs
commercial service which still survives (i presume).  a significant
achievement.

randy


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