Craig Birkmaier wrote: > i was just going to ignore this stupid response > from Bert until I became a Marxist... I usually try to restrain myself when describing your "logic," Craig. Here are perfect examples. > > Or they could solve the problem by allowing only the > > highest bidders access to the spectrum. Again, not much > > difference from what we have today. > > Really. The telcos will be surprised to hear this. Follow the logic, if you can. I was explaining that the phone company simly uses a first come first served strategy. The I was listing OTHER possible strategies this utility COULD adopt, to show that all you've done is create another gatekeeper. And in all the verbiage you supplied, you still failed to show that you've solved anything at all. > If all you need is a few hours a week to deliver your > bits, the chances are excellent that you will be able to > find an affordable time slot to deliver your bits. First of all, the real demand for bandwidth will continue to be during prime time, unless broadcasters and content creators decide to make use of recording devices and time shifting. And secondly, *if* you say that the bigger companies keep out the smaller ones now, they can continue to do so by paying to get junk transmitted on your utility, outside of prime time. Even if they sublet their spectrum to infomercial creators. If they pay, they get access. If this utility is market driven, they simply give spectrum to the highest bidder. > The only reason that "piracy" exists is that market > forces to properly price the content do not exist. The "only" reason? Prove it. I might agree that one reason for piracy is what you describe, but another reason is that stealing is extremely easy and painless. > > The same solution [making use of remote storage as > > bandwidth multiplier] solves the bandwidth problem for > > either model. Hence, ORTHOGONAL to this discussion. > > Wrong again. You keep citing 24/7 streams/channels. They > eat up plenty of bandwidth, but hardly anyone is watching > much of the time. If you replace this with a > subscriber/download model, you free up vast amounts of > bandwidth. DUH, Craig. And you don't need a single spectrum utility to achieve this. Any broadcaster can do this TODAY. The rest is not worth responding to. Just going around in circles. Bert ---------------------------------------------------------------------- You can UNSUBSCRIBE from the OpenDTV list in two ways: - Using the UNSUBSCRIBE command in your user configuration settings at FreeLists.org - By sending a message to: opendtv-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with the word unsubscribe in the subject line.