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Re: ONE BBSCON
Quoth Sneal, verily I say unto thee:
-=>lift. However, while we're on the subject, I'm wondering if any
-=>arrangements have been made to distribute anti-Clipper material at
-=>I'd be happy to distribute flyers or what-have-you, but
-=>they'd have to reach the show by other means; I'm not willing to
-=>carry such seditious material across the US/Canada border.
Well, quick someone draft something that will fit onto one page. I'll be
happy to xerox several hundred of them.
-=> I hope that EFF will have a presence at the show*
They will. One of the strongest presences at the whole show.
Reminds me, I think we (meaning libertarianistically minded sysops and
users) should organize another con, to compete with ONE BBSCON. ONE
BBSCON (Online Networking Exposition & BBS Convention) will apparently
be held in the same place every year, costs $325 just to get in the
door, and it 100% controlled by the corporate interests that are
screwing up the BBS scene. We need a new con that is run by, and
caters to, the hobbyist and shareware BBS scene. Still lots of room
for vendors, but for the non- and semi-commercial software authors, who
are left behind by ONE BBSCON's outrageous prices for display booth
[back to EFF]
-=>as they did last
-=>year, and can sow some further seeds of discontent among the
-=>non-Internet online world, many parts of which don't seem aware of
-=>the Clipper debacle. Any comments from the EFF folks hereabouts?
I certainly don't speak for them, but from what I've seen of the list of
conferences and seminars, they will be covering a very wide variety of
-=>* I had a great time arguing with Shari Steele and accusing her of
-=>"dancing with the Devil" w/ reference to backing then-Senator Gore's
-=>Data Superhighway proposal. Very libertarially-incorrect position to
-=>take, Shari. :-)
Back then it sounded cool. I was all for it too, until he got to be VP
and then the view darkened considerably. Hell, I never should've trusted
the husband of the Wicked Witch that came up with the PMRC!
Seriously, as originally announced, it didn't sound all that bad, and I
think many of us figured we could activize enough to get it to be what we
wanted. This did not happen however.
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