This is starting to digress, but...
Verily didst Aldo-Pier Solari sayeth:
> I believe that if a fee would be arranged for Internet non-EDU users
> the ammount of junk & jerks might be lower.
You could make such a comment about any subdivision of Internet users;
the influx of jerks on lists comes from everywhere. The idea that
somehow EDU users deserve to pay less or have fewer jerks is quite
> Many people consider
> connectivity and communications more as a "right" than a priviledge.
> This imposes that the infrastructure allocated to e-communications
> by TAX-payers is -in part- being wasted (and _very little_ is being
> done to solve this problem).
> Any comments will be appreciated.
On the contrary, quite a bit is being done about it. It's called the
commercialization of the Internet: whoever uses the network pays for
it. That's why the CIX and similar non-NSFNet-oriented alliances are
continually growing. People are paying for their access. The best
solution to stop wasting my tax money is stop paying ANS (IBM!) to build
a university playground. Nobody misses the ARPANet (other than for
nostalgia). We won't miss the NSFNet when it's gone either.
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