Joop Teernstra wrote:
At 01:10 PM 3/13/99 +0000, "Jeff Williams" wrote:I live in a town that has less than 900 people in total population just
>Esther and all,
> Pure nonsense Esther. And furthermore you know it is nonsense or
>should know. Almost Browsers have very advanced Graphics
>Esther Dyson wrote:
>> .... basically, anything more complicated than e-mail or a graphics-free
>> Website is going to leave a lot of people out.
For those who have moved beyond NY city or the highways of Texas, I'm
probably saying nothing new.
When have you last picked up a phone and heard:"Sorry, all circuits are
busy. Please dial again later."
Jeff, would you please consider this: If you happen to connect from outside
the capital in a less-developed country, do you realize that even email
trickles in at a speed of 1K per minute or sometimes even less?
Now lets move on to your next point....
I sure didn't!! And where do you get this idea? From what service
Do you know that it takes between 15 and 20 minutes to see even a single
email message through a web page like hotmail?
I am sorry Joop, this is categorically incorrect. AOL users alone account
Most people connect through internet cafe's that do a roaring business, but
are dumbing down by the month.
(Most new owners know nothing about theMost browsers sold or installed sense 1994 are by default, completely
internet, a far cry from the early days, when hobbyists ran the cafe's.)
Almost nobody has a local POP box, most newbies know only of web based
mail--graphics turned off.
This is NOT what Esther said Joop, I am suprised at you! :(
Esther is entirely right. Keep it simple, or you exclude "a lot of people".
Now, I realize that you are trying to be nice to Esther.
And that is just fine.
But when anyone in her position makes a absolute ludicrous statement
that is well known to be non-factual it need to be pointed out, and STRONGLY
so! If this is Esthers, and I hope not truly your, thinking, you are far
behind the curve. In Esthers case, it is inexcusable....
>From the end of a very narrow pipe..
Jeffrey A. Williams
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Information Network Eng. Group. INEG. INC.
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