In message <[log in to unmask]>, "Patrick O'Beirne" writes:
> At 16:50 28/07/1998 +0200, Graham Matthews wrote:
> >Hell. 30 cents a kilobyte, $307 per megabyte? Can any information flow really
> >be worth it?
> Well, let's have some perspective on this. You don't send containerloads by
> first-class post. For a typical email, 30c or 60c is cheaper than post, as
> fast as telephone and maybe cheaper, and for someone looking for help, could
> make all the difference. For CD-loads, yes, 4x4 or other land means.
Well, let's have some perspective on this. Do you know how much a
Professor in Nigeria makes per year?
60c US is much more epxensive than post in these parts, a standard
letter in my country costs 8c US.
You have very little control over the volume that your institution
generates. And remember, you have to pay for the incoming traffic as
Why, by the way, is HF radio so expensive? Read his trip report for
the place. Find the choice of provider part...
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