Yup; the Internet is screwed up. - Land Assistance...

Lynda shrdlu at deaddrop.org
Sat Jun 11 08:42:28 CDT 2011


On 6/11/2011 1:59 AM, Don Gould wrote:

> Your responses clearly demonstrate by asking a few simple questions, and
> allowing those with a few clues to be creative, that there are any
> number of ways to get things done if you really want to.... perhaps this
> is a new concept for people in rural America, I don't know....

Mostly, I've just ignored this, since it wasn't really contributing to a 
solution for anything I could see, and wasn't finding it as amusing to 
read as the author did to write. This statement, however, needs a bit of 
changing, sir.

I'd say that "people in rural America" (many of whom are my neighbors) 
are adept at making do, and very clever at finding solutions to the 
problems that the author of this piece did not. Please note that the 
author seems to be yet another transplanted city boy, and as such, might 
not have been aware of how to solve this problem quickly, and in the 
most expedient manner, but that does not mean you should lump rural 
America in one large bucket...

I should also point out that the author of the article isn't even *in* a 
rural setting. Contrary to popular belief, living in a small town is not 
rural. I've lived 5 five miles out of town, and we barely considered 
that rural. We had neighbors less than a quarter mile walk away.

In addition (since my annoyance factor seems to be set on high), I'm a 
bit curious as to how someone living in New Zealand is so concerned with 
broadband access in the US.




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