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Re: IPv6 news

  • From: Tom Vest
  • Date: Wed Oct 19 10:23:02 2005

On Oct 19, 2005, at 9:39 AM, [email protected] wrote:

Why is it that whenever people suggest that the IP networking
world can learn from the experience of the telephony world,
some people assume that the proposal is to imitate the telephony
world in every detail?
Seems to me to be a species of the broader attitude among some that any analogy or reference to anything outside of the IP world is inherently flawed. On this view, there is no such thing as a good analogy or comparison. All are equally bad and misleading. Full stop.

Perhaps an ungenerous observation, but this is exactly the sort of attitude that one would expect of narrow experts in the field who have no knowledge whether and how it might resemble or relate to anything else...

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