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Re: Forcasts, why won't anyone believe them?
On Tue, Jan 16, 2001 at 03:43:31PM -0800, Sean Donelan wrote: > > 10 years ago, how many folks remember going to the phone company and > telling them "I need 600 phone lines in my basement." And the phone > company replying, "No one needs 600 phone lines, here is 6." "No > really, I need 600 lines in the next 12 months." The phone company > replies, "When you need them, then we'll install them." "How long will > it take." The phone company replies, "Don't worry, we know what we're > doing, that's none of your concern." To be fair, if all the customers in a colo used the amount of bandwidth they predicted they would at the rate they would, current facilities would be out of capacity after a few dozen racks. Most customers can't predict for squat, so when a real figure comes along it takes more work to make sure its believable. -- Richard A Steenbergen <email@example.com> http://www.e-gerbil.net/humble PGP Key ID: 0x138EA177 (67 29 D7 BC E8 18 3E DA B2 46 B3 D8 14 36 FE B6)