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October 5, 2000
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I don't recall having heard from anybody that the consumer experience of getting online required redefinition.
posted by baylink (12 comments total)

 
Nice cheesy logo for MSN. What, did they lift it from Hotmail for their press release? Bad.

I for one am excited about this new partnership. This will finally allow Radio Shack to innovate real-time bandwidth, transition back-end infrastructures, and dare I say embrace innovative e-commerce?

And Microsoft wins big by empowering bricks-and-clicks convergence, synergizing frictionless e-business and best of all, they'll finally evolve wireless functionalities, and frankly, who doesn't want that?

I can't wait to put all of my investment capital into these two companies. See you in Bora Bora!
posted by ethmar at 9:08 AM on October 5, 2000


Does this mean I'll have to provide my zip code and wait for a goddamn handwritten reciept every time I log on?

I'd have expected a Radio Shack + AOL teamup. I thought MS would aim a little higher.
posted by Tubes at 11:05 AM on October 5, 2000


>Does this mean I'll have to provide my zip code and wait for a goddamn handwritten reciept every time I log on?

You're my hero.
posted by ethmar at 11:06 AM on October 5, 2000


I already have a peice of Radio Shack technology incorported into my home... I use my old Tandy 1000 as a very nice footrest
posted by tj at 11:27 AM on October 5, 2000


>I for one am excited about this new partnership. This will finally allow Radio Shack to innovate real-time bandwidth, transition back-end infrastructures,and dare I say embrace innovative e-commerce?

ethmar - what failed pre-IPO dotcom press release did you snag those lines from? They're selling MSN service, thats all. And howthefuck do you 'innovate real-time bandwidth'? I hope i'm missing some obvious sarcasm here.

Synergizing? Frictionless? In the same sentance?
posted by djc at 1:14 PM on October 5, 2000


Knock yourself out.

My bad for not linking to that earlier.
posted by ethmar at 2:06 PM on October 5, 2000


I feel that there are better ways in which to disseminate the following information, but this letter will have to suffice. I would like to start by discussing ethmar's protests, mainly because they scare me. The thing I'm the most frightened about is that if it weren't for dissolute jerks, ethmar would have no friends. It has been said that ethmar is almost unique among jaded dweebs (especially the morally repugnant type) in that it openly espouses a neurotic view of reality and a defense of repressive misoneism. That makes sense to me. I believe it's true. But it surely implies that ethmar's statements such as "Ethmar is the ultimate authority on what's right and what's wrong" indicate that we're not all looking at the same set of facts. Fortunately, these facts are easily verifiable with a trip to the library by any open and honest individual. What I had wanted for this letter was to write an analysis of ethmar's snow jobs. Not a exhortation or a shrill denunciation, but an analysis. I hope I have succeeded at that.
posted by harmful at 2:32 PM on October 5, 2000


To respond to all of Harmful's shell games would take up too much room and time. I would like to address the most feckless ones, though. One of my objectives is to nourish children with good morals and self-esteem. He whines about sordid jaundiced scofflaws, yet Harmful enthusiastically supports iconoclastic frightful mob bosses. In point of fact, some people think I'm exaggerating when I say that facts and their accuracy make a story, not the overdramatization of whatever he dreams up. But I'm not exaggerating; if anything, I'm understating the situation. He rarely tells his underlings that he plans to show a clear lack of respect not just for those brave souls who fought and died for what they believed in, but also for you, the readers of this letter, at least insofar as this essay is concerned. And there you have it. In my effort to uncover Harmful's hidden prejudices, I will need to expose some of his ghastly deeds.
posted by ethmar at 2:48 PM on October 5, 2000


I'm pleased to see you two can play nice.

Ethmar, you've redeemed yourself. You're not too stupid to be here.

Doesn't it warm your very cockles to hear that I think that? :-)
posted by baylink at 5:30 PM on October 5, 2000


Aw shucks.

Back to my regularly scheduled self-linking.

:-)
posted by ethmar at 5:34 PM on October 5, 2000


Aw, cripes! Bayllink hasn't told me I'm not too stupid to be here.

Well, it's been fun, y'all...
posted by cCranium at 7:37 PM on October 5, 2000


You hadn't gotten bitched out recently for self-linking.

But it's nice to know it means that much to you. :-)
posted by baylink at 10:02 AM on October 6, 2000


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