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Re: Keynote/Boardwatch Internet Backbone Index A better test!!!
From: Dennis Simpson <dennis () bconnex net>
Date: Wed, 2 Jul 1997 12:37:12 -0400 (EDT)

To: nanog () merit edu
Subject: Re: Keynote/Boardwatch Internet Backbone Index A better test!!!
From: smd () clock org (Sean M. Doran)
Date: 01 Jul 1997 11:02:25 -0400

randy () psg com (Randy Bush) writes:

Just out of curiosity, why do many (not all) of the large backbone 
providers
establish their face to the web (their corporate webserver) on slow,
badly positioned machines?

Because it is done by marketing, not engineering?

In my opinion, this alone should reduce the Value Number
of any given provider.

I can't imagine valuing more highly, any company whose marketing
department runs the place with enough sway, that their own
promotion devices are technically better than their competitor's
(including many highly respected organizations) by large factors.

You don't suppose that might be related to Compuserve's ranking
first, then getting out what appears to be the first advertising
based on the results? Nah, couldn't be.

Thx,
dennis


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