Faster 'Net growth rate raises fears about routers

The Internet has long practiced the "just-in-time,"
"solve-only-the-current-problem" style of network engineering. If
we can solve the internet's problems for a few more years by adding
more bandwidth, why do something more complex?

Yeah, OSI/ISO, IPV6, ATM/MPLS etc solve several problems the Internet
doesn't have yet. But until that time, gun the engine and ram the
envelope. It may not be elegant, but it gets today's job done.

Because it tends to get people into the "Hrm, can just fudge it with
$BLAH for now" frame of mind, and they stop looking long-term.

Finding the balance between short-term and long-term is currently
my hobby. :slight_smile: