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  • From: Lawrence London <>
  • To: mailing list at ibiblio - Northamerican Allied Fruit Experimenters <>
  • Subject: Re: [nafex] NAFEX on Facebook
  • Date: Mon, 29 Sep 2014 06:39:40 -0400

On Mon, Sep 29, 2014 at 6:24 AM, Chris Garriss <> wrote:

> I've no idea the regular usage of Facebook, but I can say I do not use
> Facebook. Several reasons for that including security and privacy. And
> bandwidth needed for content with high graphic content.
> The Facebook page must be very active since this list seems pretty active,
> plus there are many more "lurkers" like me that pick up a great deal of
> information.
> The list allows me to reasonably get information on slower sources. There
> are quite a few of us in rural areas that have no DSL or cable internet
> access.

Perfect. This is one of the main reasons ibiblio's mailing list host has
been so useful to so many for so long, dating back to
slow Internet access using VT100 with ascii text interface, no GUI. The
mirror sites for access to backup message archives
and different ways of viewing them, i.e. formatting and inline display of
attached/included images w/wo thumbnails load fast also; Google excells at
The email-delivered discussion forums that use unformatted ascii text for
the most part are fast to load, send and are low file size except for
bandwidth required for file attachments.

> Speaking to both cable and phone companies, cable says service
> will never be extended to my area; phone company says DSL will not be
> available within the next 10 years, and perhaps never. Satellite is very
> expensive, especially on a fixed income. Cellular is spotty in many rural
> areas - which includes 15 miles SE of Raleigh NC.
Lawrence F. London

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