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Re: Fw: Administrivia: ORBS
- From: J.D. Falk
- Date: Tue Jan 18 17:29:02 2000
On 01/18/00, Barry Shein <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> We need a fresh approach, probably not a technical approach.
This has held true for some years now: technology (filters
of various types) in the short term, legislation in the
medium term, and education in the long term.
> And that's one reason they tend to get verbally vicious when you
> question their sacred cows, so you're distracted (or disgusted) from
> noting that they're just armchair quarterbacks.
That's a good point, actually. Until you've had to sit there
on the phone and make polite noises while somebody's sweet
grandmother takes out her technology-fearing frustration on
you because she can't get her $20/month dialup to work, you
really don't understand the consumer ISP industry.
Not to say that people who haven't done that aren't able to
be extremely clueful -- quite the contrary, there are quite a
few people who /have/ done that and don't have two clues to
rub together -- but it helps put things in perspective, and
perspective is one thing we geeks have trouble with.
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