Re:critique of NANOG meeting

From: Michael Dillon <>
I don't know if you folks are following Metcalfe's columns...

The guy is seriously out of touch with reality. He seems to be
completely unable to comprehend the fact that packet loss is
not a malfunction but rather the nature's way to say "you need
more bandwidth". And the fact that it was exactly suits who
got Internet to that point; engineers keet screaming about
inadequate facilities for as long as i could remember.

And if he thinks backbone engineers have time to prepare slides
(or have secretaries to do that for them) i'd like to move to the
world he's living in.


As I have said before (and have gotten flamed for it), Bob Metcalfe may
have been an engineer in a previous life, but has no clue for the way
things are run today.

Nor is he following it.

He is just another trade rag columnist who is quick to jump on the
bandwagon and offer his toughts on a subject he knows nothing about.

He may have created ethernet, but today's technology seems to be new to him.