RE: Voice Economics

Tom Whore (
Fri, 16 Oct 1998 16:18:28 -0700 (PDT)

On Fri, 16 Oct 1998, Lisa Lippert (Dusseault) (Exchange) wrote:

> My argument was only that half-duplex makes the conversation even more
> difficult than full-duplex. It is not a free optimization -- it has a
> cost in terms of difficulty of keeping up a polite non-scripted
> conversation. I'm sure some people are willing to put up with the high
> degradation in order to get "free" internet phone functionality. I
> claim that half-duplex is not as good as full-duplex for most
> conversations, even polite conversations.

Imagine if The McLoughlin group was done in half duplex or a rabincal
discusion concerning the tora.

As the saying goes on ave J in Midwood Brooklyn "vat ya cant say over an
eggcream ya shouldnt be saying at all".