David Musick (David_Musick@msn.com)
Tue, 17 Dec 96 10:54:06 UT

The idea of the Internet breaking down, due to an overload of messages, was
brought up here. I began wondering: if the amount of information the
Internet can handle at any given time is limited, then won't the price of
sending a given amount of information through the Internet go up to match the
demand for the limited resources? I don't see how an overload could happen if
as the overload threshold was being approached, the price to send messages
kept rising, thus cutting down on the length of messages people send, since it
will cost more to send a longer message. Is my theory correct?

- David Musick