Tuesday, February 20, 2007

the death of the internet

so over time, a given technology accrues grime, grot, and entropy

at the start, when it is shiny and new, innovation is fast and furious

as the new kids on the block turn into incumbents, their resistence to change grows
til a certain point, it is more expensive to pursuade them to do do something new
than just to go somewhere else and do it there

we passed this point in the Internet when multicast failed to deploy even though there was a clear need for it

the use of terms like Borg, phrases like "resistence is futile" and so on, are well placed.

so as demand grows, the value on the legacy goes up, the value of innovation falls - the crossing point is where you can find: "The Death of the Internet". 1992.

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