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Re: Internet II is coming...
Sounds great. It all sounded great until it got to the part about "federal funding". I, for one, have a problem with my tax dollars going towards some professor being able to gawk at another professor in a videoconference. -BD On Tue, 8 Oct 1996, Paul J. Zawada wrote: > It's a way for Universities to talk to _each_other_ at higher speeds without > having to pay for the *ahem* value "added" by the Internet. Higher-Ed > institutions want to talk to each other at higher speeds but don't > necessarily want pay for their undergrads' (or professors' for that matter) > ability to download nudie-GIFs 20x faster. So while there's no more money > in the budget for faster Internet connectivity, many university provosts > would be willing to spend more money for bandwidth if it were used for > "nobler" pursuits. Basically, they want the Internet they had 6 years ago > only faster. > > Internet II, if it happens, would be Higher-Ed's intranet. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -