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Re: ANS and the future of the list -Reply

At 11:20 AM 09/11/97 -0400, you wrote:
>Let's see here:
>QCUSA membership: $40
>Road & Track: 18
>Car & Driver: 12
>European Car 18
>Autoweek: 39
> ----
> That's $127 a year on stuff that I enjoy enough to renew
>each year, but I probably don't get half the value from, not to mention the
>savings we all realize as a result from the collective knowledge and
>wisdom of the list.
>I would gladly pay for this service...

Great point. I too spend some $$ on subscriptions... and I don't get nearly as much out of them as I do the list.

I too would gladly pay for the list... JUST THE WAY IT IS NOW!! (i.e. we don't need no stinkin' changes!! IMHO)

And for those that don't agree with the notion of paying for this service, you are certainly entitled to your opinion, but think of this: If you didn't think the list was worth it, why are you subscribed? Why do you spend xxx amount of time EACH day reading through 100 or more messages a day? If it is THAT bad that it is not worth paying for... why not spend your time on something else?

And just sit down... and think.... imagine... real hard... what life would be like without the list. Kinda' scarey, eh? Talk about WITHDRAWAL SYMPTOMS... there'd be a feeling of deep mourning... like the death of a dear loved one, IMHO. That feeling stems from the loss of the emotions of once being connected to the human spirit... through all the interaction on a personal basis with fellow mankind. Let's face it... we would feel such a loss. Does anyone really want to go through that?

As the saying goes, "In life, some things are worth paying for". In my opinion, this is one of them...

I'm not saying this to persuade anyone to put up $$... just throwing this out as food for thought.

Being connected to this list has DRASTICALLY altered my life... significantly for the better. Sure, I could accept the loss, but if we don't have to... let's not.

(I know... I know.. this thread has been probably beaten to death... but I felt compelled to throw in my nickel.)

Jim Griffin
Maryland, USA
"Perception is often stronger than reality!"
'92 100S