@ > Analogies are sometimes useful when trying to explain
@ > complex technical problems to a non-technical person.
@ So? This is *nanog*. Where are the non-technical people here?
@ The thread should be over on piara or something anyway.
@ Shields, CrossLink.
Many lists are for technical people to discuss
issues and then other people take the results of those
discussions and those threads to other arenas...
Sometimes non-technical people subscribe in
a read-only mode and they have their "bots" read
the mail...this allows them to track more of the
Internet which is rapidly expanding...