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Re: Has PSI been assigned network 1?
Hi - All our junior people are immediately deployed to projects. One such person was brought into our engineering group and practically immediately was given responsibility for making all of NYSERNET work and handling whatever escalations he could. Another is deployed in dialup and in assisting with routing matters. Another is busy dealing with research and resource planning for how we want to scale. I can think of innumerable engineering and operations tasks that need doing before deploying a junior engineering type to writing documentation. OTOH, we have been working with marketing on the customer handbook (http://www.sprintlink.net/ has various drafts), so I imagine that if we had a clever tech writer remarkably skilled at finding the right moment to talk to busy engineering folk, we could produce something. Funnily enough, that's what Vadim and I have already asked management for, however that's with a view to documenting our internal procedures so that we can scale up our own engineering and operations, not to mention all the other documentation that we need doing internally. So, to extend the point that Geoff made earlier -- any resource a busy operator has will get deployed into making that operator's part of the global Internet _work_, not into helping out other people. This is not due to a mean lack of altruism, but rather to the realities of life in a global network that doubles in size and traffic severy six-to-nine months or so. Now, if you go talk to our marketing about the possibilities of increasing revenue via some of the in-house documentation we're planning, you might have a big operator actually produce a book along the lines you are thinking, or putting together a page for beginning Internet operators. Try bouncing some ideas off our marketing types; I'd be happy to pass you on to one in private email. Sean.