David C. Plummer (DCP@QUABBIN.SCRC.Symbolics.COM)
Mon, 5 Oct 87 09:20 EDT

    Date: 3 Oct 1987 06:15-EDT
    From: CERF@A.ISI.EDU

    The ISO community, to the extent it works in the public networking
    domain, is equally interested in avoiding costly char at a time modes,
    in my opinion.

Opening the door to a more unhindered future question: Assuming
"costly" includes money, when will public networking come up with a
deterministic usage fee so that researchers can budget their
communications costs instead of fretting? I imagine most researchers
want to spend money on research and correspond with collegues and know
from the outset how each will cost; having to worry about variable
communications charges that they possibly don't understand or care to
understand is probably an undesired and recurring distraction.

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