[ih] One man's view of Internet history
dhc2 at dcrocker.net
Sun Aug 4 16:36:57 PDT 2002
At 04:04 PM 8/4/2002 -0700, Bob Braden wrote:
>!! I thought I was the only one in the world who believed that HEMS was
>a better bet. Glad to know I have at least one fellow traveler. But
>this is diverging from history, I guess.
As I recall, there were quite a few people who considered HEMS to be a
superior bit of technology. Cleaner, more general, more extensible, ...
The problem was that it was not as far along and, of course, SNMP and CMIP
had far larger established bases of support. Separate from the political
aspects of that disparity, it means that there was more practical
experience with the strengths and weakness of HEMS' competitors than with HEMS.
ps. At the relevant decision-making bake-off meeting, HEMS author Craig
Partridge committed one of our community's better moments of graceful
behavior, by pulling HEMS out of the running, as the practical aspects to
the situation became clear.
Dave Crocker <mailto:dave at tribalwise.com>
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