Archive of UserLand's first discussion group, started October 5, 1998.
Re: Amy Wohl on Instant Messaging
Author: John Brewer Posted: 8/2/1999; 12:29:18 PM Topic: Amy Wohl on Instant Messaging Msg #: 9017 (In response to 9005) Prev/Next: 9016 / 9018
Are you seriously suggesting that my website should be taxed so IM users don't have to see ads? When I think of IM, I think of cybersex, software piracy, and security holes. I don't really have a problem with any of this, unless IM users want to force me to pay for it.
Last time I checked, the phone system was run by a whole bunch of for-profit companies. And yet people use the phone system for lots of non-commercial uses. (And of course phone service in countries where the government runs it generally sucks.)
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