Re: [dae%psuvax1.bitnet@jade.Berkeley.EDU: Network horror story]


Dan Lynch (LYNCH@A.ISI.EDU)
22 Mar 1987 10:36:51 EST


"on the far side" conjures up visions of Gary Larson's delightful
creatures manipulating that huge database in the sky. Actually
the folks in BITNET are experiencing a wonderful thing: success.
They pay for it by having to mail magtapes around once in a while.
The Arpanauts also have success and pay for it by byzantine dynamic
behavior. The pain we all go through to get network services must
be worth the gain, eh? We all need more money and bright ideas
to make the networks work better. A dose of money could help
to give our brains a rest...

Dan
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