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Really OT: Re: Time for a real Internet highway (?)

  • From: Scott Weeks
  • Date: Sat Oct 15 21:24:40 2005

From: Randy Bush <[email protected]>
To: "Scott Weeks" <[email protected]>
Cc: [email protected]
Subject: Re: Time for a real Internet highway (?)
Date: Sat, 15 Oct 2005 12:14:51 -1000
> > The internet is global and without boundries.  The US
> > highway system is domestic with boundries.
> the history of the interstate bill is quite interesting.
> among other things, it killed the trains, contributed to
> the degredation of the inner cities, ...  and guess which
> industries lobbied it through.
> and why does oahu have interstate highways, anyway?

All 56 miles of it, you mean?  Be careful on that H-1, it's
over 27 miles long.  Might run outta gas...  ;-)  

It's in the "Hawaii Omnibus Act of 1960...right between
Opium Poppy Control Act and shortly before a passage headed
Purchases of Typewriters"  Ever
wonder why it's called the "National System of Interstate
and *Defense* Highways"?  Rhetorical question...

Following NANOG methodology of late, we could make an
analogy to a MAN here.  Cars are packets, malformed data
inside many packets >:-(   MAJOR congestion at peak loads,
no timing on the line, etc.