Comcast_Is_Starting_The_Tiered_Internet_Whether_We_Like_It_or_Not

Andrew Jorgensen andrew.jorgensen at gmail.com
Wed Aug 22 12:41:11 MDT 2007


On 8/22/07, Grant Shipley <gshipley at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 8/22/07, Jon Gale <donjuanica at gmail.com> wrote:
> > And yes, Thad, I do consider electricity a necessity in my home.  How else
> > would I power the light I use while thumbing through my phonebook to look up
> > an address when writing a letter to someone I want to communicate with.
>
> I think Jon wins this one.
>
> When was the last time someone died because their internet went out
> for a few weeks because of  a storm?  Do they have to seek temporary
> shelter when they can't blog about Paris HIlton like they do when they
> can't heat their home in the dead of winter?

No, he would have won it if he had said it the way you did.  He really
can use an oil lamp for light -- but yeah, people die when the power
goes out in summer or winter.



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