So a non-exaflood is being written off by a non-story based on non-facts (rather opinion?)
It's always funny how people are able to see into the future. Maybe this nonsense exaflood that never happened wasn't all about network engineering, rather, price and behavior engineering..
This story has the smell of a group that wanted their view to be right all along, and here we come after the fact with the "I told you so.. and here's my slant on the why"..
This sounds like politicians saying (after an election) "the people voted for..... " (insert their own slant here) ...
People will base views and make their story line on what every they want AFTER events happen.
It's pretty clear that internet use could have been curbed by high prices and the bad economy. There could be a number of factors INCLUDING network management (which also includes capping, throttling, threat of law suits, etc) that all played..
It's pretty presumptuous for any analysis to look at some set of numbers and sing praise to their cause.
But, I'm glad that in a society like ours, a career can be made out of anything, even if it is just talking about facts, or non-facts..
Now would someone please go step on a mosquito so that we can make sure Obama doesn't get a second term? Oh, and thank you to who ever killed the fly that caused Nancy Pelosi to lose her Speaker position.
Post-predictions and analysis is about as valid as the republican supporters coming out the day after an election to say "I told you so"..