Re: Completion time oversight

Pat Carr (carrp@umich.edu)
Sun, 13 Apr 1997 11:01:42 -0400


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>One thing that has been completely ignored in all the estimates
>of the completion time for this thing is that students go home for
>the summer in about a month. When that happens the curve will
>probably stop rising and might even start to fall. Then it should
>pick up again in September.

>Try and model that with an exponential graph!

This is going to be a very serious problem unless we can find a solution =
(if there is a solution). Of the top 20 domains, at least 14 are .edu =
(possibly as high as 17). Those 14 domains contain about 61-62% of the =
total DESCHALL clients. Since it is impossible to stop students from =
coming home from school, we must either make an effort to get lab =
computers involved or get more .com and .net domains, or both.
Patrick Carr
carrp@umich.edu

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>One thing that has been completely = ignored in all=20 the estimates
>of the completion time for this thing is that students go home = for
>the summer in about a month.  When that happens the curve = will
>probably stop rising and might even start to fall.  Then it = should
>pick up again in September.

>Try and model that with an exponential graph!

This is going to be a very serious problem unless we = can find a=20 solution (if there is a solution). Of the top 20 domains, at least 14 = are .edu=20 (possibly as high as 17). Those 14 domains contain about 61-62% of the = total=20 DESCHALL clients. Since it is impossible to stop students from coming = home from=20 school, we must either make an effort to get lab computers involved or = get more=20 .com and .net domains, or both.

Patrick Carr

carrp@umich.edu

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