Verizon Public Policy on Netflix
bzs at world.std.com
Sat Jul 12 22:26:13 UTC 2014
What is generally claimed is that I was the first to put the general
public on the internet.
Unix shell account, $20, connected machine, have at it.
I got enough crap at the time for doing this that it must have been
``Wot??? You can't put the GENERAL PUBLIC on the internet? What are
you CRAZY??? You're illegally reselling federal property!!! (etc)''
The leap was that it was around $20 to ANYONE with a modem and a
terminal (yes we had customers who actually used VT100s) or PC rather
than thousands per month for a 9.6KB or 56KB leased line, router, etc.
On July 12, 2014 at 12:18 randy at psg.com (Randy Bush) wrote:
> >> And, for the record, it's pretty widely acknowledge that "The World"
> >> (Barry Shein) was the world's first commercial ISP - offering shell
> >> access in 1989, and at some point started offering PPP dial-up
> >> services. As I recall, they were a UUnet POP.
> > yep. and uunet and psi were hallucinations. can we please not rewrite
> > well-known history?
> > or are you equating shell access with isp? that would be novel. unix
> > shell != internet.
> btw, not do denigrate what barry did. a commercial unix bbs connected
> to the real internet was significant. the left coasties were doing free
> stuff, the well, community memory, ... and barry created a viable bbs
> commercial service which still survives (i presume). a significant
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