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Stern Vint Cerf blasts techies for lackluster worldwide IPv6 adoption

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Who is "Colt"? I assume not the firearms manufacturer, as it seems a stretch to claim having an IPv6 network will help you sell guns. So probably some sort of network related company? OK, if your business requires expertise with networking, eating IPv6 dogfood is necessary.

So what about a car company, say Ford? How does implementing IPv6 help them sell more cars? What about Kraft, how it does it help them sell more Velveeta? Even for tech companies....how does it help Apple sell more iPhones or sell more Apple Music subscriptions? OK the iPhone needs to (and does) support IPv6, but does Apple NEED to actually use it themselves other than for testing their products? No.

That's what it comes down to for the beancounters, you have to show that implementing IPV6 will pay for itself in increased business, or that not implementing it will cost them business. Neither is true for the vast majority of businesses out there, and won't even if most of the world has converted to IPV6 - because IPv6 clients can still access IPv4 hosts, and companies can continue to use IPv4 10 net addresses internally.

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