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From: John Foust <>
Date: Wed Jan 12 21:50:22 2005

At 09:24 PM 1/12/2005, Vintage Computer Festival wrote:
> Some realized they could SELL internet
>access to other people. In fact, I was an investor in a pretty early ISP
>in the Sacramento area that was started by a very young friend of mine,
>and is still thriving today. This begat the Mom&Pop ISP boom.

To be fair, there were plenty of "become an Internet provider in 90 days"
mom & pop ISPs who also used turn-key BSD-based boxes. If anything
was driving people towards Unix, it was TCP/IP and Unix's tools
that were standard for using the Internet. Chicken and egg.

- John
Received on Wed Jan 12 2005 - 21:50:22 GMT

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