pausable explanation for the Document Series

Charlie Perkins charliep at
Fri Jun 6 08:14:48 CEST 2003

Hello Keith,

Keith Moore wrote:

>>>Perfection doesn't work.  Shipping products and getting bug reports works.
>>Agree 100%. 
>Disagree 100%.  It costs much more to fix bugs after shipping product than it 
>does to do so beforehand.  Forcing customers to accept the costs of poor
>protocol design is just irresponsible.
You seem to assume that the customers are going to sit around waiting.

Most will buy a system that works, and the perfect product will,
after a three year delay, be a footnote in history.

And that's where recent IETF protocol efforts may be heading.

I agree with Bob and Jari.

Charlie P.

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