On Thursday, May 1, 2003, at 08:25 US/Pacific, J. Noel Chiappa wrote:
Have any of you looked at the actual marketing copy that sells real
people on why they might want to pay real money for a NAT box? It
You really expect the marketing department to have clue? :-)
Actually, I expect the people reading the marketing copy to have at
least enough clue to be able to decide whether the price in
dollars/euros/yuan/Imperial-credits charged by the vendor is acceptable
My point is that people pay real money to buy NAT devices. Some of
them buy retail consumer electronics appliances. Others buy enterprise
grade networking gear. Still others buy licenses to software and
integrate it into other products. The market is large enough that it
should *not* be hard to get a fix on why people buy them without paying
Gallup to conduct a scientific poll.
There are many reasons people buy NAT devices. I'm sure there are even
some people who like having them primarily because they "want
identifiers for their machines that are independent of their location
in the connectivity topology," but frankly-- I think those people are
very weird, and I doubt that very many of them are spending their own
money to purchase their NAT devices.
j h woodyatt <jhw(_at_)wetware(_dot_)com>
markets are only free to the people who own them.