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[ih] Why did congestion happen at all? Re: why did CC happen at all?

P Vixie wrote:
> On September 1, 2014 5:32:37 AM PDT, jnc at mercury.lcs.mit.edu wrote:
> ...
>> I fear the Internet has reached a stage of ossification, where nothing
>> will
>> change until something entirely new comes along, and does to it what
>> the
>> internal-combustion engine did to buggy whips.
> Sadly, +1. We have seen the last end to end application to be built on something other than TCP/80, and it was the 1987 version of DNS.

That's overstating it a bit.  Streaming protocols and XMPP come to mind.

In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice.
In practice, there is.   .... Yogi Berra