And your fact-checking need work too.
Posted Jan 27, 2011 9:56 UTC (Thu) by khim
In reply to: Heh. But have you actually lloked on the facts?
Parent article: LCA: IP address exhaustion and the end of the open net
Just like pure 32 bit chips were cheaper than their dual-mode counterparts (that's true) and therefore widespread 64 bit uptake never happened?
Well, yeah, exactly.
Your logic needs some work.
Why? Oh, right: you look around, see all these shiny 64-bit system and perceive it as "fast and sudden uptake". Newsflash: 64bit chips are with us for more then 20 years (Alpha was introduced in 1992 and conceived much earlier). Heck: Nintendo started selling it's 64bit Nintendo64 system in 1996! But these efforts were largely ignored by mass market till AMD64 come around. Why? Because AMD64 was better? No: this was reason to choose AMD64 over Itanium. The reason why people switched to 64bit systems is because it was time where memory of typical system exhausted "32bit address space" and went beyond 4GiB. Even today there are lots of people who are using 32bit systems - and IPv4 will be used for many years after "exhaustion" of the address space.
In short: IPv4 -> IPv6 transition is right on schedule and everything goes as planned. Few optimists believed they can move the world before real pain begins, but this is not how market work.
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