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Re: Keynote/Boardwatch Internet Backbone Index A better test!!!
Jack Rickard wrote: > > Randy: > > I'm with you to a point. But NONE of the measurements were taken from > Jack's house. None were taken from Boardwatch's office. And in fact, the > measurements were taken from 27 different geographic locations. I think > that is a somewhat critical element here. We failed to come up with a > methodology that could be performed from "Jack's House" without primarily > measuring "Jack's connectivity" more than anything else. Obviously, that > is what I would have liked. Never could come up with an idea on how to do > that effectively. > > Inverse technology appears to be in the business of selling $50,000 > marketing reports to order for anyone with $50,000.00. How would that be > apt? > > Finally, I'm amazed at how "trivial it is to point out useless and devoid > of meaning this is", when you haven't seen the results yet. It might be > even EASIER once you've READ them. Okay, point taken, we'll wait until we get the 35 "color glossy photos with the lines and arrows and a paragraph on the back of each one to explain what each picture means" and then decide how useless/useful the info is. SO now lets _drop_ it. Ah the sage said, "He protesteth too much sire" > > Jack Rickard > > ---------- > > From: Randy Bush <[email protected]> > > To: [email protected] > > Subject: Re: Keynote/Boardwatch Internet Backbone Index A better test!!! > > Date: Friday, June 27, 1997 3:00 PM > > > > I want to measure the response of each ISP's marketing department. So I > > will send a certified letter to their office of record in Deleware, and > > report how long before I get the receipt back. Maybe I well do this for > 30 > > letters to get better data. > > > > So, we now have an interesting report of the accessibility of various > ISPs' > > web servers from Jack's house. While it is trivial to point out how > useless > > and devoid of meaning this is, what is a wee bit harder is to describe > what > > would be a useful measure to Jack's audience and how that might be > obtained. > > > > Ben Black's pointing out > http://www.inversenet.com/about/backgrounder.html#2 > > may be *very* apt, and somewhat ingenious, considering Jack's audience. > > > > Are there other good ideas or examples? > > > > randy