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[ih] Internet/Wireless Principle of Levelness

this interesting cuz The Big Wireless infrastructure vendors would (still
do?) blackmail/extort and hold their cellular carrier customers hostage to
using Only THEIR OWN Equipment under the threat that if any
not-of-their-own manufactured/provided/sold gear was "attached"/used/put in
place of their own they would summarily VOID the maintenance and
warranty thereof...!

as a result, in the evolution of wireless carriage: a number of co's that
had built a faster, better, cheaper (and more spectrally
beneficial/efficient!) "mouse traps" died on the vine.

this one wonders how Louis Pouzin reacted to/when his PTT -- France Telecom
--unleashed The https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minitel on his country...

On Sat, Nov 9, 2019 at 9:25 AM Alex McKenzie via Internet-history <
internet-history at elists.isoc.org> wrote:

>  I think that for the "principle of levelness", as for so much else about
> the Internet, credit belongs most strongly to Louis Pouzin.  For Louis, the
> biggest fear of walled gardens was the strength of the European PTTs.  I
> remember many talks he gave stating that, if they were allowed, they would
> allocate to themselves the right to all the intelligence in any network,
> rather than simply the carriage of bits.  Louis worked tirelessly for
> internet design that allowed multiple players.
> Cheers,Alex
>     On Saturday, November 9, 2019, 2:10:53 PM EST, Jack Haverty via
> Internet-history <internet-history at elists.isoc.org> wrote:
>  I don't know whether Bob created that Internet Principle of Levelness or
> if it came earlier, but he's the one who got me on board.  That led to
> EGP as a key new element of the Internet architecture as a first tool to
> enable multi-vendor implementation.
>    <snip>

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