quote: You know, it's like AMD64. At first, people had these things and nothing 64-bit to run. Chip makers stuck to it and little by little, people found ways of using this. IP should have been done the same way.
this is an especially good point, the only issue is that the IPv6 plan was the same as the Intel Itanium plan "it's so much better that it doesn't matter if no existing code runs on it, everyone will be happy to change everything to get the benefits. after all, we will run out of address space with only 32 bits"
vs the AMD64 approach "it runs all existing stuff without a problem"