[ih] One man's view of Internet history

Dave Crocker 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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