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Re: calling Philip Hands <phil@hands.com> [the long version]

On Fri, 4 Jun 1999, Craig Sanders wrote:

> On Thu, Jun 03, 1999 at 11:41:02AM -0400, Dale Scheetz wrote:
> > So you're saying that, instead of a commercial vendor's services, I
> > must now find 15 of my RL friends who are willing to fork over $300 in
> > registration fee, and $100 per month;
> it annoys the hell out of me to have words put in my mouth. first joseph
> ane brandon, and now you. is this some national character trait/flaw
> that you yanks suffer from or something?

No, we just happen to be able to count.

The part of this message that I removed simply for it's bulk (gees I
thought I was the one with the reputation for blathering on), provides the
same relative numeric costs that I expressed ($1300 ~= $1500).

Why would any rational person spend $1300 for a system that is just as
suceptable to rejection as the ISP who provides the same services for

Why should a legitimate, valid, ISP who follows the rules of the internet
road, be a poor choice for internet connectivity? You seem to wish to
suggest that dial up service is suspect as a legitimate activitiy on the
internet. Now, I know you will scream "NO that's not what I meant." But
all of your statements have suggested that that is your position.

Why am I a stupid yank because I go to a local community vendor and pay
market price for the service? Why should I be compelled to use some
"sophisticated" access games, like clubbing, just to be able to send and
recieve mail? It appears that the only reason is that folks like you are
so fed up with even the thought that someone might send you some
unsolicited e-mail that you are willing to destroy the connectivity we all
need and enjoy, just so you personally will not ever get a single byte of
unsolicited data shoved into your machine. It is you who is being
egocentric, rejecting valid communications from fellow net citizens based
on their domain, not those who find it reasonable to have their mail
delivered as requested.


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