[arin-ppml] quantitative study of IPv4 address market

John Curran jcurran at arin.net
Thu Sep 6 09:33:46 EDT 2012

On Sep 6, 2012, at 2:11 PM, Milton L Mueller <mueller at syr.edu> wrote:

> Exactly. The concept of need depends on a technical configuration as well as a business planning horizon, both of which are highly variable. Technical configurations and architectures are subject to human creativity and economic incentives, which is why the whole concept of needs assessment is now being exposed as a non-scientific, "flexible" process. Note, I did not say "completely arbitrary," but I would say "not objective and standardized." 

Milton - 

I believe that needs-assessment as implemented is quite flexible 
(accommodating a variety of network technologies and architectures),
and as objective as the constraints provided in the policy language 
developed by this community. 


John Curran
President and CEO

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