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From: Vintage Computer Festival <>
Date: Thu Jan 13 11:43:49 2005

On Wed, 12 Jan 2005, John Foust wrote:

> 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.

But again, those "Insta-ISPs" would not have found a viable market before
the Linux boom. There was simply no mainstream cognizance of this thing
called the "Internet" until it slowly started seeping into the mainstream
thanks to the infiltration allowed by an easy to get and use Unix, i.e.

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