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Ethernet as Standard Amenity? Never happen.

From 1997-99 as we incrementally architected the concept and topology of Ethernet To The Home (ETTH), we said that Ethernet should be considered a value-adding amenity, just like marble counters or a wood-burning fireplace. This did not strike impatient dotcom investors as obvious at the time, so they lost opportunities for both leadership and huge, first-mover revenue advantages, and lost billions on their get-rich-quick dotcom schemes. In fairness, we were wrong, too, as below we now see that ethernet is not an “add-on amenity” but ETHERNET IS THE STANDARD AMENITY and the FIREPLACE IS OPTIONAL; quite the opposite of what most imagined in 1999. This is one of those very worthy times in life where - WE TOLD YOU SO is just far too sweet to leave unuttered. A sweet Valentine’s bit of news, for sure.

[Abridged] Regents Represents Extraordinary Lifestyle & Value in Prized Location

LA JOLLA, Calif., Feb. 14, 2006 /PRNewswire/ – Regents La Jolla, nestled within the enviable enclave of La Jolla’s Golden Triangle, is truly a unique gem in this locale which derives its name from the Spanish word “the jewel.” The Mediterranean-style resort condominiums are affordably priced from the high- $300,000s. Interior highlights include 9- to 12-foot volume [sic] ceilings, central air conditioning and heating, a full-size washer and dryer, and plush carpeting. Each home is also wired for high-speed Ethernet Internet access. A wood-burning fireplace is also available in selected homes.

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Written on February 15, 2006