From: Justin Mason (jm at domain netnoteinc.com)
Date: Tue 04 May 1999 - 15:21:35 IST
Vincent Cunniffe said:
> They have been handwaving about flat rates since they were nudged
> (by Mary Harney, I think) near the end of last year. However, we're
> already into May, and there's a deafening silence on the subject.
> Even when 'flat rates' do get introduced, they're not actually going
> to be flat : the only solution they've proposed for official
> consideration is a block-of-time one, which would work out slightly
> cheaper but only if you're willing to commit to a significant chunk
> of time for the month (100 hours was mentioned).
Agreed! Check out:
It's UK-only right now, maybe we should set up an Irish side
of things. ;)
However there's a Euro-wide boycott of telecommunications set for Sunday,
>On Sunday 6 June 1999 CUT is taking part in a European
>Telecommunications Boycott with 11 other European countries.
>The aim is for as many people as possible in those countries to
>pull out their telephone plugs, and lay down their modems, for 24
>hours in protest at high telecommunications charging.
>We're encouraging all telephone users, not just Internet users, to
>take part. So, without the telephone bell or the computer to
>annoy you, you can spend that Sunday doing all these things
>you've been putting off. I (Alastair) will be reading a couple of
>books which have lain unopened for months because of CUT
>taking up so much time.
Sounds good to me. Do you think yis can hack a day offline? ;)
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