10 forgotten wonders of 1980s homes

Ian S. King isking at uw.edu
Fri Jan 1 14:51:58 CST 2016

I had 7/5 here in Seattle, until I made the mistake of trusting the CL
sales turkeys.  I ended up with 20Mb down, but 896Kb up.  The sales turkey
flat-out lied to me, but they wouldn't revert me - something about my
former plan being an "out of date" class of service.

On Fri, Jan 1, 2016 at 12:25 PM, js at cimmeri.com <js at cimmeri.com> wrote:

> On 1/1/2016 2:52 PM, Chuck Guzis wrote:
>> On 01/01/2016 11:24 AM, js at cimmeri.com wrote:
>> Oh, don't feel too bad.  I've only got 3.0/1.0 via Comcast cable on
>>> this semi rural small mountain I live on.  But, I'm happy with it
>>> given my bill is $59 / month with basic TV service (that I don't
>>> use).
>> Now you've done it.  For my phone and internet bundle, I pay
>> $83/month--and that's with a $15 "lifetime" package discount from 2005
>> tossed in.
>> I was amazed that were I to change to the lowest tier of POTS service and
>> add "Caller ID" ($10/month) and lowest level DSL, my bill would be roughly
>> the same after taxes.  I'm amazed that "caller ID" costs CL anything, but
>> it's one of the highest-priced add-ons.  BTW, I'm also paying $2/month for
>> long-distance service to Mexico, even though I've never called nor received
>> a call from there.
>> Sigh.
>> Chuck
> Well, once you add in my $39 Vonage VOIP unlimited local & long distance
> telephone, now I'm at $98 for phone+internet+cable... so you're making out
> better than I am (unless you watch TV and are paying for that also).
> - J.

Ian S. King, MSIS, MSCS, Ph.D. Candidate
The Information School <http://ischool.uw.edu>
Dissertation: "Why the Conversation Mattered: Constructing a Sociotechnical
Narrative Through a Design Lens

Archivist, Voices From the Rwanda Tribunal <http://tribunalvoices.org>
Value Sensitive Design Research Lab <http://vsdesign.org>

University of Washington

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