At 08:08 AM 4/2/2002 +0000, D. J. Bernstein wrote:
By the way, in case anyone thinks that my sarcastic ``7 bits forever!''
is an exaggeration, here's an old quote from Mark Crispin: ``7-bit MTA's
will never go away. Ever. Mail goes on many paths besides IP, some of
which are forever 7-bits. You will always have to solve the problem of
the word sarcasm is about tone, not truth.
in fact, there is quite a bit of experience that shows just how long
established systems and services do stay around.
the difference between 20 years and forever is not worth measuring.
Dave Crocker <mailto:dave(_at_)tribalwise(_dot_)com>
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