Re: Re: Comments on the Web
Date: Tue, 14 Mar 95 19:29:59 PST
From: Peter Langston <psl>
Subject: Re: Re: Comments on the Web
From: lanih@irony.Berkeley.EDU (Lani Herrmann)
> From firstname.lastname@example.org Tue Mar 14 12:58 PST 1995
> Subject: Re: Comments on the Web (fwd)
Concerning the last thought in this fine document -- what, indeed, will
happen to the "middle-aged" who don't "get it" and fall behind? A larger
question is what will happen to those unable to afford to "get it?" For
some of us, the $9.95 minimum for a service like AOL isn't much of a
hardship, and computers are a common sight around our offices and homes.
The charge for 14.4 or 28.8 connectivity becomes a moot point when you ain't
got the machine to connect, and can't afford the electricity to run the
machine if you were given one.
We take a lot for granted in our society today, and universal connectivity
is talked of as a "given," but it isn't, by any means.
What do we do about it?
© 1995 Peter Langston