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RE: Wasted BW

In message <933713F1FB7BD111AC2300A0C98F1AD101A07C9E@milxpr06.kla-tencor.com> "Buchholz, Steven" writes:

> Perhaps my assumptions are
> incorrect and that there is a high percentage of people who are watching
> every second of connect time ... uploading and downloading e-mail for
> processing off line, but even for them I would bet that the price they pay
> for the sigs is pretty nominal.

I don't know about 'high percentage' across the list, but that's
certainly how I have to work.  Staying online to compose answers is
utterly out of the question - everything I do is offline.

Lest it be felt that I'm parsimonious - the day before yesterday I took
a fellow member 220 miles in my own car to see one he was interested in
buying.  I spent three hours looking the car over, some of that time in
the rain, and then drove back with him in convoy.  Thanks to trucker
CBs, we were the celebrities of the A19/A1 southbound from

(The first truck flashed me when I pulled in front.  When Richard
 pulled in behind me in an ostensibly identical car, the light display
 was spectacular.  From that point on, every truck we passed seemed to
 be expecting us.  Two MBs in close formation for 100+ miles. For the
 record, he has 85-K-000 096.)

I have no objection to expenditure WHEN IT BENEFITS SOMEONE.  Jim
Haseltine is about to receive a returned ECU with a new stock chip in it
at no charge ($8 for the chip + $8 postage) but I don't mind because the
expenditure is USEFUL.  I'm happy to do it, and continually exchanging
trivial sums is boring.

Great scards of electronic garbage (over and above the content) are NOT
useful, and their cost impact is felt not only by Dan when he pays for
the list server's bandwidth but also separately by each and every one
of use when we receive the stuff.

 Phil Payne
 Phone: 0385 302803   Fax: 01536 723021