[e2e] Changing dynamics

rick jones perfgeek at mac.com
Sat Feb 21 09:29:29 PST 2009

On Feb 21, 2009, at 7:43 AM, Pekka Nikander wrote:
> Or, when in 2018 I will drive to Fry's to buy my 100TB disk at $100,  
> should I pick it pre-filled with a web cache, my favourite movies,  
> or what?  Or will still I wait for it the three months it takes to  
> be filled at constant 100 Mb/s, my upstream Tier-2 apparently still  
> paying maybe $1/Mb/month to its Tier-1 for transit (instead of the  
> present $20/Mb/month)?

I'm not sure that is a purely technical question, but rather one  
directed at layers 8 and 9.

The MPAA will see 100TB of movies as being worth rather more than a  
fraction of $100.  They will see a disc filled with ~2000 HD movies as  
being worth more like $40000.  And unless they can be convinced that  
they will see that revenue later as you spend the $$ to unlock the  
content stored on the disc they will likely make it (legally)  
impossible to do anything but dribble them onto the disc in a pay-as- 
you-fill model.

My picking the MPAA was simply the most convenient example, the same  
idea would hold, perhaps with different constants for just about any  
content on that disc drive - what guarantee would be in place that  
those advertising on the pages in the web cache will see their  
(collective) much, Much, MUCH more than $100 in advertising revenue as  
you browse the disc, etc etc etc

rick jones
there is no rest for the wicked, yet the virtuous have no pillows

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