On Nov 2, 2005, at 8:04 AM, Randy Bush wrote:
the two year window is far too low given the sbc ceo's recent public
statements on the use of his wires by google and the like.
You can pretty much s/the sbc/rboc/g in this context.� Leadership seems to believe that because those who conduct business over 'their' infrastructure aren't paying them a transaction fee, there's somehow something wrong with that model.� Fact is, they _are_ getting paid for their pipes, and they've never been part of the transaction model (aka tax collectors).� If you want to be something else, dump the pipes r us business model.� But then you can't have your cake and eat it, too.��Somehow, I'm very reminded of how the music industry has acted when faced with a disruptor.� Very classic threat reponse of somebody thinking like a mono/duo/whateverpartitionedmarketpoly.� Sections in�
So, my point being in response to what Randy wrote..� expect a lot more where that came from, especially as margins come under more pressure.� As long as they pretend disruption can be controlled or isn't happening, this will continue.� And one could argue that the recently approved mergers might fuel such attitudes.