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NEWS AND VIEWS FEBRUARY 2004 
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VIC GIBSON

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Chaos on the Internet

The other day I got things together and wrote the February News and Views, trawling through various periodicals and journals and observing the activity at the end of Market St. However, I can't remember where I wrote it. I have a computer in my home office where I usually do this stuff, and one in my office as well as access to two laptops, and in order to help me move things from one place to another I have a wonderful miniature hard drive which stores 20 gigabytes or something. I'm not quite sure what this means except that its a lot.

Combine this situation with a lack of ability to upload stuff to the internet on the home office computer and anything could happen - or download stuff if it comes to that. Because of the failings in the system I got a full refund from the the broadband provider some months ago, but they failed to disconnect me. I says something about the service, that even though it is free I still want to be disconnected sp that I can get some-one else to provide the facility.

Finally I was disconnected last Thursday - but they seem to have disconnected the phone as well. BT say that it is something wrong with the equipment in my house, even though there is nothing connected, and they can't send an engineer until next week.

So at this moment I am searching for the February News and Views. If I don't fidn them by the end of today this is all there is going to be!      

Vic Gibson

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