A "green" distro of Ubuntu?

Basil Chupin blchupin at iinet.net.au
Sun Jul 3 14:10:31 UTC 2011


On 03/07/11 23:44, Avi wrote:
> Ric Moore wrote:
>
>> yeah, blowing off floppy disks reflects that notion that everyone has
>> a DVD and fiber optic cable. Ric
> There's some irony in an untrimmed email complaining about people
> forgetting that some of us are on dialup :)

Yep, and it isn't a laughing matter.

Back in the "old days" when the Sysop of a BBS had to pay out of his/her 
pocket for the cost of phone calls - often at long distance or timed 
called charges - to collect /send mail it was the accepted practice for 
messages to be trimmed to the bare-bone when replying, for example. 
Everything was done on dial-up with baud speeds at 300, 1200, 2400, 9600 
bps.

But now this is not known to most people and so they clog up the 'net 
with useless horse manure.

BC

-- 
I guess reality is what you make of it.





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