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Re: Request for topic death on Cold War history (was "RE: Every incident is an opportunity")

  • From: Alexander Harrowell
  • Date: Mon Feb 12 18:43:01 2007
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Causality? WW2=>nukes, cold war=>arpanet=>internet, surely?

On 2/12/07, micky coughes <[email protected] > wrote:

Hmm, let's see.

Nukes => cold war => arpanet => internet

Yup, looks ok.

On 2/12/07, Olsen, Jason <[email protected]> wrote:
> > Of course, but the point was the goal of that targetting. The
> > US public by and large believed, and seems to still believe
>        [snip]
> > If anniliation is the goal than it's of no importance, just
> > bomb the densest population centers.
> To borrow from snarky comments past:
> Unless Vendor C has introduced a "no nuclear-apocalpyse" command that I
> need to enable in IOS, it seems that this thread has wandered far from
> the flock and subsequently lost most any relevance to the listserv
> and/or topic that spawned it.  Cold War strategy is fascinating and all
> (I do mean that in a non-snarky way) but does it really belong on NANOG
> after it has seemingly dropped any pretense of being an analogy for
> anything list-relevant?
> -Feren
> Sr Network Engineer
> DeVry University