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Re: IP addresses are now assets
From: "Justin M. Streiner" <streiner () cluebyfour org>
Date: Fri, 2 Dec 2011 14:23:54 -0500 (EST)
On Fri, 2 Dec 2011, Leo Bicknell wrote:
In a message written on Thu, Dec 01, 2011 at 11:04:23PM -0500, Michael R. Wayne wrote:
After negotiating with multiple prospective buyers, Cerner Corp.
agreed to buy the Internet addresses for $12 each. Other bids were
as low as $1.50 each, according to a bankruptcy court filing.
Someone should tell Cerner Corp you can still get them for free,
and thus they overpaid by oh, $12 an address!
I'm waiting for someone to come back and balk at $12/address, and try to
reduce the number of addresses they buy, forgetting that pesky powers-of-two
business: "In the interest of containing the cost of the deal, XYZ Corp has
agreed to buy 27,000 addresses instead of the original 65,536."
That will be a definite facepalm moment.