David Weintraub (dhw@TELERATE.COM)
Mon, 5 Dec 1994 11:39:38 -0500
> >Well, it happened. My boss tells me that I generate 50% of our internet
> >traffic here at work.. and scouts-l got the blame. I won't be able to
> So what? That is PURE crap from your boss. You are directly on the internet
> (I pinged your computer successfully) and are not paying per character so
> what is the bosses beef? If you are reading on (say) your lunch hour or break
> or whatever what can boss possibly have against that? Show this person
> something wonderful on the internet that is of interest to them (like WWW
> or something like it).
This is indeed interesting. The Scouts-L list only produces about 50
messages per day. Most of us here get tons more mail than that. Isn't
the System Admin on *any* of the System Admin lists? They produce hundreds
of messages per day. No one reads any of the newsgroups? Okay, maybe not
alt.ketchup, but how about something like comp.languages.c? No one ever
does research using Mosaic or Gopher? All of this would make Scouts-L
seem rather small in comparison.
Sounds like one rather under utilized Internet connection.
David Weintraub | Of those men who have overturned the liberties of
| republics, the greatest number have begun their
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