[Dshield] Nice start for Microsoft

John Holmblad jholmblad at aol.com
Fri Mar 19 15:33:47 GMT 2004


I think that Microsoft's initiative IS necessary to address the problem 
of the high speed/low speed "digital divide"  to which some others on 
this list have alluded. In some markets this divide literally cuts 
across neighborhoods irrsepctive of socio-economic demographics because 
part of the neighborhood is, for example, too far from the CO for DSL to 
reach and there is no cable alternative or, the incumbent service 
provider is slow to roll out DSL and there is no competing alternative 
whatsoever. In such situations modems still rule and it becomes 10 times 
harder to maintain sync with software and a/v updates.

Microsoft should take this one step further and make the CD's available 
as some have suggested at retail outlets, libraries, etc in order to 
eliminate the lengthy order-delivery interval.


Best Regards,


John Holmblad


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