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Re: The Great Exchange

  • From: Perry E. Metzger
  • Date: Fri May 29 10:25:19 1998

Michael Shields writes:
> Despite preductions, very few resources have ever actually become "too
> cheap to meter".

Television? Local phone service in many places? Matchbooks? Sewer

> Can you back up your comment about metering requiring three times the
> current CPU capacity of routers?

It wasn't my comment, but I'll point out that routers are NOT in
general built for this task. Indeed, getting them to do what they were 
built for is usually hard enough...