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  1. #1
    You are invited you to join the Rogers-Fido news group!

    Welcome to Rogers-Fido! The Google newsgroup about GSM cellular service in
    Canada!

    A new Forum for discussing GSM cellular service and technologies in Canada.

    Comments good and bad on the cellular phone service operated by Rogers
    Wireless and Fido Solutions are welcome!

    Visit this group on the web by using this URL:

    >http://groups-beta.google.com/group/Rogers-Fido<





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  2. #2
    Steve Sobol
    Guest

    Re: Join the Rogers-Fido news group!

    Joseph wrote:

    >>You are invited you to join the Rogers-Fido news group!
    >>
    >>Visit this group on the web by using this URL:
    >>
    >>>http://groups-beta.google.com/group/Rogers-Fido<

    >
    > News flash! It's not a news group! It's a discussion group hosted by
    > google. It's not a news group! Private discussion groups and usenet
    > news are two different puppies.


    You can't really blame him *too* much for not making the distinction. Google
    sure doesn't make that distinction. "Google Groups" *includes* all of the
    archived newsgroups *and* the web forums.

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  3. #3
    Steve Sobol
    Guest

    Re: Join the Rogers-Fido news group!

    Joseph wrote:

    > google groups and beta-google groups are different.


    And most people probably don't realize that...

    --
    JustThe.net - Steve Sobol / [email protected] / PGP: 0xE3AE35ED
    Coming to you from Southern California's High Desert, where the
    temperatures are as high as the gas prices! / 888.480.4NET (4638)

    "Life's like an hourglass glued to the table" --Anna Nalick, "Breathe"



  4. #4
    Hugh Jass
    Guest

    Re: Join the Rogers-Fido news group!


    "Joseph" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]
    > On Tue, 28 Jun 2005 00:07:14 -0700, Steve Sobol <[email protected]>
    > wrote:
    >
    > >Joseph wrote:
    > >
    > >> google groups and beta-google groups are different.

    > >
    > >And most people probably don't realize that...

    >
    > And you know this because... ?
    > - -
    >




    He knows most people.





  5. #5
    Steve Sobol
    Guest

    Re: Join the Rogers-Fido news group!

    Hugh Jass wrote:

    >>>>google groups and beta-google groups are different.
    >>>
    >>>And most people probably don't realize that...

    >>
    >>And you know this because... ?

    >
    > He knows most people.


    I said *probably.*

    I've worked for ISPs before. Many people (including many of my former
    customers) would scratch their head in confusion if you said "usenet" or
    "newsgroups" - it's not like 10-15 years ago. Usenet just isn't as big a
    communications medium as it used to be, and a lot of people don't have a
    clue that it exists, let alone what it is.

    --
    JustThe.net - Steve Sobol / [email protected] / PGP: 0xE3AE35ED
    Coming to you from Southern California's High Desert, where the
    temperatures are as high as the gas prices! / 888.480.4NET (4638)

    "Life's like an hourglass glued to the table" --Anna Nalick, "Breathe"



  6. #6

    Re: Join the Rogers-Fido news group!

    I can't believe so many people (including me, now, I guess) have spent time
    talking about the distinction between a Google discussion group (beta or
    otherwise) and a Usenet group.

    With all the upheaval because caused by the Rogers-Fido integration, aren't
    there more important issues to GSM subscribers in Canada?

    > From: Steve Sobol <[email protected]>
    > Organization: Glorb Internet Services, http://www.glorb.com
    > Newsgroups:
    > alt.cellular.rogersatt,alt.cellular.fido,alt.cellular.gsm,alt.cellular.nokia,a
    > lt.cellular.motorola,alt.cellular.sonyericsson,alt.cellular,alt.cellular.erics
    > son,alt.cellular.data,alt.cellular.bluetooth
    > Date: Sun, 03 Jul 2005 10:24:25 -0700
    > Subject: Re: Join the Rogers-Fido news group!
    >
    > Hugh Jass wrote:
    >
    >>>>> google groups and beta-google groups are different.
    >>>>
    >>>> And most people probably don't realize that...
    >>>
    >>> And you know this because... ?

    >>
    >> He knows most people.

    >
    > I said *probably.*
    >
    > I've worked for ISPs before. Many people (including many of my former
    > customers) would scratch their head in confusion if you said "usenet" or
    > "newsgroups" - it's not like 10-15 years ago. Usenet just isn't as big a
    > communications medium as it used to be, and a lot of people don't have a
    > clue that it exists, let alone what it is.
    >
    > --
    > JustThe.net - Steve Sobol / [email protected] / PGP: 0xE3AE35ED
    > Coming to you from Southern California's High Desert, where the
    > temperatures are as high as the gas prices! / 888.480.4NET (4638)
    >
    > "Life's like an hourglass glued to the table" --Anna Nalick, "Breathe"





  7. #7
    sbdot
    Guest

    Re: Join the Rogers-Fido news group!

    I think most people have resigned themselves to the fact that either
    Fido has gotten so bad that they're quitting as soon as it's convenient
    for them to do so (I already have) or that Rogers will effectively kill
    it off, meaning it's time to start shopping for another deal. It's a
    shame that there isn't another GSM service provider in Canada (yet there
    are two CDMA). Good work, ****heads at CRTC and the Competition Bureau
    (I actually know a guy who works there - the description fits). So the
    only thing left to argue about is how much worse it can get or just
    trivial **** like the distinction between a newsgroup and a bulletin board.



    [email protected] wrote:
    > I can't believe so many people (including me, now, I guess) have spent time
    > talking about the distinction between a Google discussion group (beta or
    > otherwise) and a Usenet group.
    >
    > With all the upheaval because caused by the Rogers-Fido integration, aren't
    > there more important issues to GSM subscribers in Canada?
    >
    >
    >>From: Steve Sobol <[email protected]>
    >>Organization: Glorb Internet Services, http://www.glorb.com
    >>Newsgroups:
    >>alt.cellular.rogersatt,alt.cellular.fido,alt.cellular.gsm,alt.cellular.nokia,a
    >>lt.cellular.motorola,alt.cellular.sonyericsson,alt.cellular,alt.cellular.erics
    >>son,alt.cellular.data,alt.cellular.bluetooth
    >>Date: Sun, 03 Jul 2005 10:24:25 -0700
    >>Subject: Re: Join the Rogers-Fido news group!
    >>
    >>Hugh Jass wrote:
    >>
    >>
    >>>>>>google groups and beta-google groups are different.
    >>>>>
    >>>>>And most people probably don't realize that...
    >>>>
    >>>>And you know this because... ?
    >>>
    >>>He knows most people.

    >>
    >>I said *probably.*
    >>
    >>I've worked for ISPs before. Many people (including many of my former
    >>customers) would scratch their head in confusion if you said "usenet" or
    >>"newsgroups" - it's not like 10-15 years ago. Usenet just isn't as big a
    >>communications medium as it used to be, and a lot of people don't have a
    >>clue that it exists, let alone what it is.
    >>
    >>--
    >>JustThe.net - Steve Sobol / [email protected] / PGP: 0xE3AE35ED
    >>Coming to you from Southern California's High Desert, where the
    >>temperatures are as high as the gas prices! / 888.480.4NET (4638)
    >>
    >>"Life's like an hourglass glued to the table" --Anna Nalick, "Breathe"

    >
    >




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