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On Tue, Jan 09, 2001 at 08:07:48AM -0500, William Allen Simpson wrote: > > > the position to be net.gods and for political reasons destroy the free > > character of the internet. > > > I've been involved for over 20 years, and don't remember this "free > character". Perhaps there is a language translation problem? That Yeah, last time I checked, the Internet was primarily made up of privately- owned pieces of cable, hooked together through privately-owned pieces of equipment, residing in privately-owned buildings, monitored and maintained by employees of privately and shareholder-owned companies. Information may want to be free, but fiber optic cable wants to be a million US dollars per mile.