(List) Communication Options...

From: Tony Duell <ard_at_p850ug1.demon.co.uk>
Date: Sun Feb 27 13:00:41 2005

> >>>
> >>> Seriously, what do you reckon would be a "proper forum"
> >>> for international discussion of classic computing?
> >>>
> At the risk of being labeled a "Heretic" or worse. And with an upfront
> statement, that this in no way reflects on the fabulous work being done by
> Jay.....
> Now this *might* lead to something interesting.... A few thoughts (in no
> particular order)

For people who have to pay-per-minute for their internet connection (i.e.
dial-up, metered calls, which is common in the UK), there is one big
advantage to the mailing list.

Namely that you can download all the messages (which takes a few minutes
per day, even on an old/slow modem), then spend time looking up answers,
checking manuals, etc and then send the repliex.

I can assure you that I, for one, would be able to provide a lot less
information if I couldn't look things up because I was paying for the time.

Received on Sun Feb 27 2005 - 13:00:41 GMT

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