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Re: Going DIGITAL!

On Wed, 15 Mar 2000, Harvey N. Vordenbaum wrote:

>     Good points, Bob, but personally I feel like operating packet with a
> terminal program is like hitting yourself on the head with a hammer because
> it feels so good when you stop.  Nobody, well hardly anybody, is going to
> sit down and learn all those parameters and tricks to operate packet with a
> dumb terminal program.  What is needed is an across the board html/www type
> solution.  How many web surfers would there be if it wasn't for html/www
> browsers?  The average packet user is going to say, "duhhhh how in the world
> do I capture a message to a file?".  Or, "How do I send a file?".

The difference being that we are trained and licensed operators, not the
general population.  Technical things are what we (are supposed to) do
best, so having to remember a few TNC parameters or know how to capture
incoming text to a file shouldn't be a big deal.

But for some reason, it is.  And it's pretty discouraging.  :-(

73, de John, KD2BD

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