[e2e] ATT and monopolies
avg at kotovnik.com
Fri May 18 21:21:27 PDT 2007
On Fri, 18 May 2007, Bob Braden wrote:
> Had the Internet developed without any regulation or initial government
> support, I wonder how many Internets we would have now? Probably at
> least the IBM Internet (SNA), the DEC Internet (DECnet), the Verizon
> Internet, the Microsoft Internet, ...
And how long would it take for some company to produce "multi-system"
telephone... wait. They did that very successfully with TVs and VCRs -
most of these in Asia can handle every system devised, so nobody's limited
to the Never The Same Color thingie :)
Diversity is often annoying, but in the end it always comes ahead.
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