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November 30, 2006 / Technical Discussions

Back in the days when I worked for Case Communications (long since renamed) we set up private networks for companies that were dedicated. Around the time I left in ’87 we were introducing “clouds” for shared bandwidth and connections – early internets. But they were still private and managed by a company you would have a contract with.


Now we have this amazing thing call the internet with hubs all around the world that your request for information must pass through on it’s way to the server that hosts the site.

As an end user I have a contract with my local ISP to connect me to the cloud but how can they be responsible for any problems I may encounter in my search for information and entertainment?