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Re: billing systems
From: Richard A Steenbergen <ras () e-gerbil net>
Date: Wed, 5 Feb 2003 15:35:07 -0500

On Wed, Feb 05, 2003 at 03:21:12PM -0500, Richard Welty wrote:

Richard A Steenbergen <ras () e-gerbil net> wrote:

I prefer to pick a random number, then consult my Magic 8-Ball with the
question "Is this customer paying enough money?". If the answer is no, I
raise their bill by 10Mbit and try again.

Sometimes the billing department gets a little backed up when the results 
are hazy, but other than that it's a great system.

ISPs using a magic 8-ball based billing system may find that customizing
the 8-ball is not only feasible but may make for better profit margins
when the 8-ball is properly tuned:

Ah, but does "Chpt 11 appears imminent" fit?

Richard A Steenbergen <ras () e-gerbil net>       http://www.e-gerbil.net/ras
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