On Sat, 11 Feb 1995 PMDAtropos@aol.com wrote:
> useful, accurate, easily-locatible resource for members. It helps teach them
> how to act in a responsible fashion on the Internet. It helps list owners by
> minimizing the errors members might otherwise have made, and it helps expose
> them to another two million or so potential clients.
Clients?? I run a large role-playing list and I do not consider the
members of the list clients or anything of that nature.
Of course, given AOL philosophy of encouraging the use of internet and
usenet for commercial purposes and not informing its members of the
limits of commerical activites, this kind of terminology does not suprise
me from AOL.
The vast majority of mailing lists do not have paying clients, but are
for the benfit of the net at large for free.
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