Call termination (was Re: [LINK] Phone bill shock)
Tue, 13 Jun 2000 22:58:01 +1000
>The other problem is that your "billing consortium" looks like a way for
>you to consolidate several helathy, existing ISPs into one
>centrally-controlled organisation which you would launch as Just Another
>Carrier with you at the helm. This model continues to be tried out by
>people with more enthusiasm than trustworthiness, and it continues to fail.
I missed that bit.
The BC concept itself doesn't consolidate any ISP into anything.
Gawd, I was just about to go through it with you yet again. If you can't
see a business model that actually gives benefit and control to it's
members then, you have just proved my point. I've explained this to you
Again, if you want to know how it works, call me for a consultancy. Some
people think the concept is worth considerable value and return. Those
people are taking it up within their own abilities.
This is EXACTLY what I'm talking about. ISPs (which you now technically
are in some respects) whine about anyone idea without even hearing it
fully, or hear the part and want it to be smashed so they can pretend to
come up with it later. Gosh I've seen this so many times.
I think the term is Tall Poppy Syndrome. You are afraid I might create
something that you can't compete with, so it's best to discredit it and the
person, preferably the person, as when the dust settles the discreditor
raises the concept as if they thought of it them self.
I really had higher respect for you Paul, but maybe my feelings about
certain things are right.