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Subject: IP: RE: Interesting Article in the 26 July LA Times on the Mismatch of Business and the Internet

  • From: David Farber <dave@farber.net>
  • Date: Wed, 01 Aug 2001 21:30:08 -0400


>From: "Bob Frankston" <rmf2g2@bobf.Frankston.com>
>To: <farber@cis.upenn.edu>
>Cc: "'David Reed'" <dpreed@reed.com>, "John Klensin" <klensin@att.com>
>Subject: RE: Interesting Article in the 26 July LA Times on the Mismatch 
>of  Business and the Internet
>Date: Wed, 1 Aug 2001 21:13:54 -0400
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>
>[Dave, this is, of course, one of my strong interests and this isn't my
>first rant but this article is needs to be amplified but I'll resist
>addressing the many fallacies with the article to keep this brief --
>Klensin and others did provide some responses]
>
>And it's even worse! The first mile of Internet connectivity is
>restrained by companies who stand to lose if people were allowed full
>access to the Internet. For example, this McKinsey report
>http://www.mckinseyquarterly.com/article_page.asp?tk=351768:1093:38&ar=1
>093&L2=38&L3=99
>makes it clear that content companies need to keep their platforms
>closed to maximize their profits.
>
>We shouldn't be surprised that the first mile of connectivity has been
>stagnant for the five years while the rest of the telecommunications
>infrastructure has improved by 10 to 100 times a year.
>
>Unfortunately, the claims that one must maintain rigid control over the
>infrastructure find a ready audience with those who do not understand
>the power of a resilient infrastructure. Terms like "Broadband" are used
>to pretend that the Internet is an aberrant form of television and we
>are consumers at the last mile.
>
>As a consequence gigabit of connectivity stands idle while a single 56kb
>channel is all we have to give us access to the world.
>
>Bob Frankston
>http://www.Frankston.com
>
>
>-----Original Message-----
>From: owner-ip-sub-1@admin.listbox.com
>[mailto:owner-ip-sub-1@admin.listbox.com] On Behalf Of David Farber
>Sent: Wednesday, August 01, 2001 18:26
>To: ip-sub-1@majordomo.pobox.com
>Subject: IP: Interesting Article in the 26 July LA Times on the Mismatch
>of Business and the Internet
>
>
>
> >Date: Thu, 1 Aug 2002 18:29:12 -0400
> >To: "David J. Farber" <farber@cis.upenn.edu>
> >From: "Tice F. DeYoung" <tdeyoung@mail.arc.nasa.gov>
> >
> >Dave,    .
> >
> >    Here's an interesting article I came across today which your IP
> > readers may find enjoyable:
> > http://www.latimes.com/business/la-072601netarch.story.  It's a bunch
>of
> > business people, including a telecommunications consultant (ask
>Richard
> > about them) who are beating their chests and saying the Internet isn't
>
> > good for our model of business.  Basically they want to control the
> > horizontal and vertical of the warp and weave of the Internet.  Its a
> > good read, but somewhat scary if these guys take over.
> >
> >Tice
> >
>
>
>
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