Re: Chris Rock Spam Solution [the telephone system ain't that geat]
nobody at devnull.spamcop.net
Sat Feb 26 22:46:54 EST 2005
"Bert Driehuis" <driehuis.fcnzpbc2005 at playbeing.com> wrote in message
news:20050227042120.36c54962 at wednesday.playbeing.org...
> On Fri, 25 Feb 2005 13:54:13 -0500
> Sofa King Tyred of Lar Ting <nobody at devnull.spamcop.net> wrote:
>> I don't agree that everyone who connects to the Internet should need
>> to know what a virus/Trojan, spyware, etc. is. The phone system today
>> is pretty secure (not accounting for Cell Phones and the new wave of
>> viruses to come). One doesn't need a license to use the phone or send
>> a fax even. Abusers of the phone system are easier to track down and
>> stop, since it's well designed (and more importantly, much simpler
>> than the Internet).
> 'scuse me? The phone system is *simpler* than the Internet? When did you
> last peruse any of the X or V standards? I'd be happy to quiz anyone on
> the differences between ETSI standards and the equivalent CCITT
> standards, but I don't make enough money to be able to afford the
> documents so I can't say for sure who got the answer right. The only
> thing I'm confident about is that you'll get different answers from
> different incarnations of the same phone system standard. The outrageous
> complexity of CCITT is the major reason the Internet got off the
> ground -- I vididly recall the calls for the destruction of the Internet
> by CCITT afficionados because it didn't follow "established" standards
> like X.400.
No, 'scuse me: You have taken the OP's point completely out of context. I
think I understand what he said and what you replied wasn't helpful and was
off base. He's right, you shouldn't have to coat yourself in armor to use
the web anymore than you do the telephone. Your going into the integrated
services digital network and CCITT etc. only proves that you know a few of
the buzzwords, and makes it even more obvious, in the case that you actually
know what your'e talking about, that you purposely tried the "confuse 'em
with facts" attack. That's silly and of no use to anyone.
The poster has a point, impossible as it is to resolve. To the less than
fully experienced the two are very similar in nature and certainly similar
in the user's first experiences. From the sound of your post, you need to
get yourself a good analog line and get away from all the "technicals" of
the digital world. POTS is still alive and doing well.
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