Re: [apps-discuss] IETF technical plenary: the end of application protocols

Claudio Allocchio <> Mon, 21 March 2011 17:45 UTC

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> For service providers it matters what most users like. It seems that 
> more and more people are experiencing the Internet via Web browser.

because they do not know what the Internet is suppoused to be: 
"communicating with the others", e.g. receive information, but also 
GENERATE information.

At least in the "research and education" sections of the Internet we still 
stick to the paradigm that users generate information and content, and 
they invent their own services, while we (the "carrier") do not tell them 
what they can "download", or again we (the "carrier") just give users 
simmetrical connectivity. And when we ask for innovation proposals, the 
most innovative ones we get are not "via Web Browsers". An example: a 
real-time audio-video protocol which enable musicians to perform a live 
concert even when they're a thousand miles apart from each other.

but this will lead quite far away from what we started to discuss...


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