[e2e] end of interest

Ian McDonald ian.mcdonald at jandi.co.nz
Thu May 8 16:53:08 PDT 2008

On Fri, May 9, 2008 at 8:23 AM, Craig Partridge <craig at aland.bbn.com> wrote:
>>>* Re-examining the middle of the network -- the best example here is what
>>>   if the router has a 100 GB hard drive in it -- and we view the contents
>>>   of the hard drive as entirely "soft" (can be lost in an instant).
>>>   Can we do nifty things?  [cf. DTN (which views the drive as reliable,
>>>   but similar vein), Van's talk @ Google, etc.]
>>I think I saw that.  Was that the one where at the beginning he
>>called for a Copernican revolution in networking and then at end he
>>said don't bother touching TCP and below?
> I don't think it said don't bother touching TCP and below so much as said
> they don't matter.  That's certainly what Van said in a more recent talk.
> And I think it is right -- if you think you have a game changing paradigm
> that can work over existing stuff but might work better over new stuff,
> focus on your core idea -- if it works, the rest of the network will
> morph to support it.
This is the video being referred to:

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