Bill, your "vision" about statics taking over made me
laugh for quite a while. Nobody is about to replace
dynamic routing with static. What Randy is talking about
is a technique to avoid generation irrelevant rotuing updates.
I.e. the rest of the network does not have to be informed
that some of your interior LANs fell off, ok?
In the end, the Internet looks just like the telco mesh.
At least telephones work; and work reliably.
And telephone network is orders of magnitude bigger than
Internet; and went through numerous radical technology
changes without losing integrity.
Guess, telco engineers did something right.