[conspire] Fwd: [sf-lug] Blackwell's needs a good ISP, got a recommendation?

Daniel Gimpelevich daniel at gimpelevich.san-francisco.ca.us
Fri Aug 17 23:53:48 PDT 2007

Paul Reiber <reiber <at> gmail.com> writes:

> While "Free wireless for customers" makes sense in lots of cases, it
> doesn't make sense here - in fact it's important, in the liquor store
> business, that your customers move on down the road rather than
> mill around and check their email / IM w/ friends / IRC / Whatever.

That's exactly why I made no mention of wireless anything.

> Daniel - your last approach - the DIY angle - is in my mind the right
> thing to be doing for Mom-n-Pop shop type customers.

> So wiring the place seems to be a bad strategy all around.

I'm confused. How can it be both "the right thing to be doing" and "a bad
strategy all around" at the same time?

> Since they're already drinking the Google Kool-aid, ('Googlaid'?)
> they could just make a google group & stay in the same UI/framework
> end-to-end.

Or GeoCities. I know Yahoo! Groups can be read-only, but I've never seen a
Google Group like that.

> But, yes... either a 1u hosted somewhere, or a 'virtual host' or
> shared host or no host at all... they're all options.
> Google's proposition seems pretty compelling - free website,  free
> mailinglist... what else do they need?
> -Paul

All up to them...

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