Media query: ATM

Hi all,

I lurked on this morning's state of the net presentation, and I'd like to
do a short piece on it for Wired News ( The MAE
"fragility" and transition to ATM seems a contentious issue with many in
the audience. Is there someone on the list who would like to offer their
perspective on this, especially Mr. Feldman's observation in the Q&A that
"the gigaswitch has reached the end of its useful life."

What, briefly, is the controversy around moving to ATM for high-bandwidth
data needs? If you reply, please do so with the assumption that I may quote
you for publication. Thanks for your time,


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