On 15-04-01 03:57 PM, Jens Best wrote:
For me (and other students) "going online"
wasn't cheap back in the 90s
Perhaps the date is the issue here, but is this some attempt at humour?
"Wasn't cheap"? Are you seriously comparing your student lifestyle
with the socioeconomic reality of the people that Wikipedia Zero is
"Back in the 90s" you could trivially get an internet connection for a
month for the price of a couple hours' work. That you had at your
disposal a computer, food, shelter and clean water - let alone the means
to dedicate most of your time to study - puts you firmly in the
*opulent* category on a worldwide scale.
In most of the world, the price for the data for the opportunity to look
at an encyclopedia page is *genuinely* unafordable to the vast majority
of the population. Being able to get access to information without
having to go without food may not be a consideration for *you*, but it
is a real concern for the vast majority of the population of the planet.
That you even dared make that comparison has completely drained any
credibility your hyperbole and zealousness might have had.