[TUHS] Happy birthday, Internet!

Clem Cole clemc at ccc.com
Wed Apr 11 05:11:56 AEST 2018

On Mon, Apr 9, 2018 at 11:37 AM, Noel Chiappa <jnc at mercury.lcs.mit.edu>

> ​...​
>  one can confidently say that even had NCP _not_
> been turned off, history would have proceeded much as it actually did,
> since
> all the machines not on the ARPANET would have wanted to be connected to
> the
> Internet.

​I agree - this is classic Metcalfe's law.   Because no new NCP sites were
being added, the Internet quickly became the more and more valuable.
 Which is exactly why IPv6 never flipped.    We succeeded in keeping the
old being more valuable than the new, so there was not real push.

I had hoped the backbone providers would offer a rate differential (i.e.
make it cheaper) to use IPv6 because it should have been easier for them.
I practice is not and none of them ever did to my knowledge.  So the
economics just there like it was between NCP and IPv4.

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