Re: My Stupid ISP
The rough plan was to get IPv4/IPv6 stacks on client systems, routers etc., convert the backbone carrier network IPv6, use tunnelling to pass IPv4 over it then get the ISPs to adopt IPv6. This way many of the issues - still outstanding in IPv6 circa 2010, could be worked on and solved, before IPv6 hit the primetime, ie. generally released to end users.
However, not been aware of any great impetus in recent years to actually move things forward other than the regular cries of "we're out of IPv4 addresses - people must start using IPv6". Suspect part of the reason is the takeover of ICAAN, IETF, Nominet et al. by money extraction interests.