Re: An Interesting Dichotomy:Phone Barons & Extensions
Fri, 10 May 1996 22:50:05 -0400

<< Just playing Devil's Advocate here, but as I was going through my 41
E-Mails today I noticed something interesting. It seems there is a general
consensus (and rightly so) that extending the evaluation period on the White
Pine software would be somewhere between dishonest and stealing, while at
the same time in the 'phone barons' discussion everyone seems to be outraged
at the fact that we won't be able to make long-distance phone calls for FREE
anymore (minus ISP charges which are irrelevant in this case) and are busy
discussing ways to get around whatever changes are made. Technology has
opened a back door to what was once a secure business, can you blame the
phone companies for being pissed? >>

Isn't this something like how the railroads felt when airplanes were