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Subject: Re: [APG] Security concern
Date: Sun, 30 Sep 2001 17:38:12 EDT
I am certainly glad I read Carson's reply before replying to Robert's
statements. We have three computers. On one we have AOL installed. I will
never lose AOL because if I did I just might lose the reply two or three
years or more down the road to one of my queries. I have kept AOL because
(1) I don't want to lose any reply. (2) I like to chat with my siblings and
children [they all have AOL- and could care less about spending more money
for something they would never use - they just want a wordprocessor and an
easy way to keep in touch]. (3) Who has all that time to spend on the
internet when there are all those courthouses and archives that are not
online that need to be visited.
I find it VERY annoying when I type up a reply to a posting and have it
returned because the submitter has changed their e-mail address. If I had
changed my e-mail address I would have missed the contact with second cousins
that invited me to the family reunion they were having in New Mexico; the
transcription a third cousin made of a cemetery; the picture of a great-great
uncle that I found my grandfather looked so much like; the additions to my
medical history... and the list goes on...
I guess if you never post a query or reply to one it wouldn't make any
difference. If on the other hand you find it helpful to share information
you might want to weigh the benefits of a speedier internet service against
the possiblity of what you might lose by making the change.