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RE: What Worked - What Didn't
From: Miles Fidelman <mfidelman () civicnet org>
Date: Mon, 17 Sep 2001 13:46:01 -0400 (EDT)


On Mon, 17 Sep 2001, Daniel Golding wrote:

1) The Internet, as currently constituted makes a lousy news propagation
method, for large audiences. The one to many model in unicast IP puts too
large of a load on the source. Good multicast (which we don't have yet) may

one comment on this: email-based news seemed to work VERY well - both very
focused news (such as operational material on nanog), and more general
news (I found CNNs "breaking news" email list to be very informative - in
fact, I first heard about the initial airliner crash via that list)

Miles

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