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From: Henry Spencer <>
Subject: Re: Limited Commercial Posting
Date: Wed, 18 Dec 1996 01:02:21 GMT

In article <> ( 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."|

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