Sensible design principles for new networks and services (04 Jan 2005)
When the value of a new application or service is assessed, we concentrate on practical uses that are likely to become everyday routines for the majority of customers, instead of seeking special cases with the utmost attractiveness. Network technology should be able to efficiently support those routine services.
The development of a new technology must be based on well–defined, carefully selected core principles, and those principles must always be honored regardless of all attractions to deviate from these principles. Some of the core principles must be able to limit the innate trend toward extreme complexity.
When a current technology is developed further, we must look for methods and mechanisms that serve both the interest of key stakeholders and the common good. The only way to carry out this is to keenly take into account experiences in real networks during the development of a given technology.
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