Chapter 9-03 


A Brief History of the Internet

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JUST SAY NO

When they come to YOUR electronic door, enlisting YOUR
support for their views of how to run the Internet you
can "just say no" and feel no obligation to make THEIR
rules of order be YOUR rules of order:

1.  Don't bother with their requests for "conservation
  of bandwidth" because their idea of bandwidth is a
  sociological "inversion, diversion and perversion"
  of the term "bandwidth."

They would have you believe that a dozen short message
files sent through THEIR listservers are a "bandwidth-
preserver" rather than one message containing what you
had to say all at once.

A.  This is just so much sociological barnyard matter.
  They just want to keep you from having your say in
  an uninterrupted manner. . .it is ONLY this manner
  in which anyone CAN BE INTERRUPTED on the Internet
  and it requires YOU TO INTERRUPT YOURSELF, because
  THEY CAN'T DO INTERRUPT YOU THEMSELVES:  THEY HAVE
  TO TALK YOU INTO THE CUTTING YOUR OWN THROAT.

B.  The logical rather than sociological truth is that
  short messages are 50% made up of header materials
  that are not part of the message you are sending--
  but rather header and packet identifiers for these
  messages.  Thus your series of a dozen messages of
  the short variety is going to be 50% wasteful of a
  bandwidth it uses, in comparison to sending the 12
  thoughts you might want to express as one, single,
  uninterrupted message.

A Book by Michael Hart