From: Henry Spencer <email@example.com>
Subject: Re: Limited Commercial Posting
Date: Wed, 18 Dec 1996 01:02:21 GMT
In article <firstname.lastname@example.org> email@example.com ( om) writes:
>....Possibly. However, there's a -lot- of people on the net who are
>part of the "old school of Usenet management" (*) and feel that -any-
>sort of commercial use of the Internet is a major taboo...
Speaking as a member of the very old school of Usenet management -- the
folks who ran Usenet machines when a complete map of all of Usenet drawn
in ASCII characters would fit on a 24x80 screen -- we always saw this as
stupid Arpanet nonsense unrelated to Usenet. There has *always* been
tactful, cautious commercial use of Usenet; anyone who tells you different
is not remembering the real Usenet.
"We don't care. We don't have to. You'll buy | Henry Spencer
whatever we ship, so why bother? We're Microsoft."| firstname.lastname@example.org