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The internet should be available to the masses, not just the rich and educated

From: Robert Thomas <robert@theoutdoorworld.com>
Date: Wed, 03 Oct 2001 11:00:37 -0700
Message-ID: <3BBB5245.2000404@theoutdoorworld.com>
To: www-patentpolicy-comment@w3.org
Freeware, shareware and free web space are the staples that allow the 
little guy to get on the internet. Charging for every graphic and piece 
of technology will just limit the input to the internet. (Yes, there is 
a lot of junk out there, but we have to put up with the bad to keep from 
stifling the good.) The best ideas are created on the fringes, outside 
the norm, not in the big corporations piecemeal charging for everything. 
No RAND, please! Let's try to keep some of the internet still free.

--Rob Thomas
San Jose, CA
Received on Wednesday, 3 October 2001 14:00:41 UTC

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