Iain Boal on Tue, 28 Jul 2015 17:11:10 +0200 (CEST)

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Re: <nettime> Lori Emerson: What's Wrong With the Internet and How

So there was a purely political decision to build in the asymmetries.
Can you corroborate, beyond the mere assertion? Who? When? Evidence 
welcome.  IB

On Jul 27, 2015, at 8:28 PM, morlockelloi@yahoo.com wrote:

> The Internet *is* it's lowest protocol layers. The ideology and 
> politics are embedded in protocols, and attempts to 'solve' the problem 
> without addressing these fundamental issues are doomed to fail.
> Example: the asymmetry of DSL and cable bandwidths in the two 
> directions is built into the link layer, and it was purely political 
> decision, little to do with technology.
> On 7/27/15, 11:53, Florian Cramer wrote:
>>    It seems as if a more apt title for this interview would be "What's
>>    Wrong With TCP/IP and How We Can Fix It", since the Internet is now
>>    much more than its lowest protocol layer. - That said, one should make
>>    all "net neutrality" activists take note of Day's excellent critique of
>>    this concept.

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