?End of Internet as we know it

Don Gilbert gilbertd at sunflower.bio.indiana.edu
Wed Jun 2 12:30:18 EST 1993


Universities have in a real sense paid for their use of Internet
by devoting time of their skilled people, by developing software, protocols 
and the stuff which form the useful basis of the Internet.

In article <1ubppl$g6s at max.physics.sunysb.edu>, mhollowa at ic.sunysb.edu (Michael Holloway)  writes:
|> maybe I'm spoiled.  Maybe I should be paying for this somehow but the fact of
|> the matter is I can't and I'm sure many people are in the same boat.  I don't
|> understand why in turning over the NREN to commercial interests the NSF 
|> necessarily has to abandon research users.  Can't they subsidize university 
|> usage?  Can't they make a deal with the new landlords to give academic 
|> centers special rates?

In article <1993Jun2.165551.21612 at news.arc.nasa.gov> chimento at ursa.arc.nasa.gov (Thomas Chimento) writes:
>Cant someone please give me for free what I want and make someone else pay
>for it? Afterall, I'm special. I'm poor. I only have a University position
>that pays more than most jobs in the country. Whine, whine, whine.
>
>If the service remains good, or as they claim, improves. If the charges are
>not high, as they claim, then the expansion of the Internet to all schools, 
>hospitals and libraries is a timely improvement. Fight to keep the system
>growing and the costs reasonable, but stop being so selfserving and selfish.
-- 
Don Gilbert                                     gilbert at bio.indiana.edu
biocomputing office, biology dept., indiana univ., bloomington, in 47405



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