On 30 Jan 97 ,Bonnie Scott insightfully wrote:
> I think these three paragraphs you posted were way out of line.
> > This "give back" is great to help AOL but exactly how does it help
> > anyone else? Your "give back" program is more "help me because I
> > don't know what I'm doing."
> You obviously don't know who you were talking to. Try looking up Brad
> Knowles in a search engine.
Bonnie, let me ask you a question. If AOL would cease to exist
tomorrow, would Brad? I don't think so. My comments were about AOL,
not about Brad.
I am not impressed with Brad or his accomplishments, any more than I
am impressed with AOL. Brad, himself could not provide any examples
of what AOL has done to benefit the Internet that did not directly
Therefore, I stand by this statement.
He himself, stated that anyone could suggest improvements for AOL.
This is not my job. I am not getting paid to do so. That is AOL's
> > Is this meant to impress us? That they were willing to give money?
> > Again, this is something that benefits AOL, doesn't benefit the Net.
> > Sorry, I haven't seen any of this. I've been on the Internet for more
> > than two years. I have yet to see anything positive coming from AOL.
> > Besides offering of money to individuals for code or software that
> > would benefit AOL, you seem to be at a loss to give any examples
> > which do not directly benefit AOL.
> Is THIS meant to impress us? Two years? Come on, I'm only 25, and I'VE
> been on the Internet for almost six years, which is still nothing compared
> to Brad's experience.
I believe that you missed the point. This is my experience. Your
experience may differ. However, my experience is that AOL has not
provided any benefit to the Internet as a whole. This is my opinion.
Your experience may differ and I can not argue your experience. And,
no I was not trying to "impress" anyone with the two years. This was
your interpretation, not mine. The statement is "That in my two years
"I" have not experienced any benefit." Which I have not. I didn't say
that "no one" has. I said that "I" haven't.
Again, I stand by my statement.
> Bonnie Scott