From: kevin lyda (kevin at domain suberic.net)
Date: Tue 28 Aug 2001 - 18:02:06 IST
On Tue, Aug 28, 2001 at 04:59:16PM -0400, Ruairi Newman wrote:
> Thomas Bridge [28/08/01 16:38 +0100]:
> > Aye, but isn't Ireland OffLine supposed to be for ordinary home users - as
> > opposed to businesses most of whom aren't affected by the availability (or
> > lack of availability) of "broadband".
i beg to differ. i can think of at least two companies that would have
lower expenses and happier employees if broadband existed in ireland.
i'm sure others here could do the same. we don't all work for isp's
with oodles of bandwidth.
> I think the issue is more the amount of the fee, than just the fee. It is
> necessary to cover the cost of the room and so a fee does have to be levied.
> However, ten quid is a little excessive for home users, never mind twenty.
and this bitching about the fee pisses me off. for fucks sake if you
think it can be done cheaper then get off your hairy little arses and
do it. in the meantime this one exists, it's got the major players
attending, and it's all for the cost of three fscking pints. hell,
less then three in the city it's being held in. and it's about the
same amount of time you'd need to spend in a pub to drink three pints,
you get tea instead and spend it yammering just as if you were in a pub.
and the end result instead of a little buzz is the possibility of better
and/or cheaper service.
if esat/eircom/etc had any intelligence they'd stand up and say "they
want something, but they don't want to pay for it" and hand out printouts
of this thread. ten fucking quid for a chance to stand up and make
a difference. and this is an issue? grow up for gods sake.
too bad no one discussed what they'd say or asked for stats or case
studies in other countries. that might have been, god forbid, useful
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