Verizon Public Policy on Netflix
owen at delong.com
Sat Jul 12 05:31:39 UTC 2014
On Jul 11, 2014, at 8:18 PM, Randy Bush <randy at psg.com> wrote:
>>> 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
Not to take away from Barry, but around that same time, some of us left coasts were also helping to build Netcom as a viable commercial entity providing shell and later PPP and dedicated line access (DS0, T1).
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