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Once upon a time, even tho’ the internet technically existed, it was not 
generally available, not even to all gov’t agencies.  Don’t remember his name, 
but he was a Baha’i working for a state department of agriculture extension 
service, maybe for Wisconsin.  How pleased he was to be able to use FidoNet to 
send msgs to the hinterlands of Africa.  With a little luck, they could ask a 
question via FidoNet and have an answer in as little as 3-4 days, compared to, 
possibly, that may weeks by conventional mail.

Don C

On Jan 14, 2014, at 2:19 21PM, Tim Nolan <> wrote:

> Compared to what we had 40 years ago  -U.S. Postal mail - the paper kind, ....
> compared to that, the internet is truly marvelously swift.
> It used to take a week or more to mail a letter  from the U.S. to Japan.
> Now it takes maybe 5 minutes.

It doesn't matter whether the sun shines if you never go outside.

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