On Jan 9, 2006, at 12:08 AM, Poul-Henning Kamp wrote:

In message <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>, Tom Van Baak

What if some killer app 40 years hence requires 100 ms or 1 ms
time accuracy.

You mean like mobile phones and optical tele networks ?

Such infrastructure requires a precision *relative* timescale.  I
believe Tom's argument hinged on infrastructure that might evolve to
require a precision *absolute* timescale.  These are very different

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