Re: The demise of ATT?
Date: Thu, 2 Mar 95 16:27:43 PST
From: Peter Langston <psl>
Subject: Re: The demise of ATT?
> I-PHONE BEATS BABY BELLS
> (c) Farhan Memon
> a secret mathematical formula allows the software to overcome one
> of Internet's inherent weaknesses -- sometimes data packets do
> not arrive at their destination in the same order they were sent
> making the message unintelligible.
Wow! Fantastic! We could upgrade TCP so it could do this, but
then, we'd all have to pay royalties. Oh well...
> ... because the Internet is designed to route messages around
> trouble spots there's never a chance of the circuits being busy.
I made a VocalTec call to an Internet guru to ask him about this.
He said, "That's all f d good, but so e routers get
oaded, an ghpu ell. If you ver use tracer te,
you kn oftent conne on goes ough zen or so
hops, ny one ich screw ole ing!"
We switched over to a CU-SeeMe connection, and he continued:
" vid cket fucked!"
© 1995 Peter Langston