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RE: MP4 Player Available for Download

From: Chiariglione Leonardo <Leonardo.Chiariglione@TILAB.COM>
Date: Sun, 01 Apr 2001 22:41:34 +0200
To: "'Keith Moore'" <moore@cs.utk.edu>
Cc: "'Rob Lanphier'" <robla@real.com>, discuss@apps.ietf.org
Message-id: <A0B9FD493F1D6647B4053E22BB1C3CB601948C20@exc2k01.cselt.it>
>even a fifty
>cent increase in parts cost needed considerable justification.

Something like the cost of doing business

>what about them?  they're not standards,

So what? Tens of million people use them. And I am one of them because I
know that when I send a word attachment people can read it.

>p.s. until that voyage he described his career as "uneventful".

One day I should tell you the MPEG story. I like the idea of my last 13
years perceived as uneventful

Leonardo Chiariglione


-----Original Message-----
From: Keith Moore [mailto:moore@cs.utk.edu]
Sent: domenica 1 aprile 2001 22.04
To: Chiariglione Leonardo
Cc: 'Keith Moore'; 'Rob Lanphier'; discuss@apps.ietf.org
Subject: Re: MP4 Player Available for Download


> >That's exhorbitant compared to the cost of the software, which is zero.
> 
> That is the cost for a hardware based device. 1%-2% for IPR is not
> unreasonable by the people concerned.

1-2% of parts cost or of retail cost?  when I was doing hardware
engineering for a large consumer electronics firm, even a fifty
cent increase in parts cost needed considerable justification.
 
> >protocol standards need to be free, period.
> 
> What about word and powerpoint?

what about them?  they're not standards, they present considerable
security risks to those who use them, and powerpoint seems to be 
detrimental to the minds of those who use it.  I discourage their
use as much as possible.

> >the same thing was true of the Titanic.
> 
> Not the same captain

of course not!

but it might be well to point out that while he was quite 
experienced at sea, the nature of the vessels he was captaining 
had changed.  when a crisis struck, he wasn't prepared for those changes...

Keith

p.s. until that voyage he described his career as "uneventful".
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