cr> …building a parallel isochronous Internet


Richard Moore

Date: Tue, 23 Jan 1996
From: Richard Layman <•••@••.•••>
To: "Richard K. Moore" <•••@••.•••>


Although I think a strong information-community building oriented
Internet will be maintained, I guess I believe that a "mass-connected"
NII-type society will have an entertainment-oriented cyberspace
predominately, rather than one typified by listservs, Web pages for
Chiapas rebels, labor organizing, etc.

I think this is one of the worries I have over the TCI @home system for
cable-based Internet services.  They are building a parallel Internet
basically, which will be able to provide isochronous higher-speed video
and audio services.  I don't imagine that these services will provide
video of a series of talks on the future of the cityspace in London (an
article talking about this upcoming series was in the Financial Times a
couple weeks ago) but will be entertainment-oriented video comparable to
the best of Stephen Bochco (Hill Street Blues, etc.) and the worst of
Rupert Murdoch.

Richard Layman, Mgr., Business Development, and Research Producer
Computer Television Network, 825 6th St. NE, Washington, DC 20002-4325
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        I'd welcome _a bit_ of techhie talk on the list about the likely
new net architectures, and how Internet might co-exist or inter-operate
with them -- just so we can have an informed model of the likely scenarios.



 Posted by Richard K. Moore (•••@••.•••) Wexford, Ireland
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