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[News] AOL / GW2K announce internet "appliance"ANN.lu
Posted on 06-Apr-2000 21:22 GMT by Christian Kemp3 comments
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Colin Wilson writes: Gateway wants to rejoin the market they aimed the Amiga at :-/ Follow this link for the full story.
AOL / GW2K announce internet "appliance" : Comment 1 of 3ANN.lu
Posted by Jofre Furtado on 05-Apr-2000 22:00 GMT
Yeah, but isn't AOL in the middle of getting sued for attempting to monopolize the internet?
The new code in the AOL version5 updates actually tamper with your settings for other internet service providers. Alot of people think this is a crock, but I have both Media One Road Runner AND America Online 5.0- believe me it's true. I don't know about the security of their future...
Anyway, It will be a VERY cold day in hell before I buy anything from Gateway (the lying bastards).
I have no doubt that the products will be of good quality (considering they none of the work and threw together two of the best developed OS's together); however, they already ran business in a false and deceptive manner and I just don't trust them or their promises OR any form of "services or support" that we would need with these products.
AOL / GW2K announce internet "appliance" : Comment 2 of 3ANN.lu
Posted by Casey R Williams on 06-Apr-2000 22:00 GMT
In reply to Comment 1 (Jofre Furtado):
Even before GW dropped their Amiga pretense, I had started to see through their
nasty little scheme. Neither GW nor AOL give a rat's arse about "empowering"
their users or improving life through technology. AOLtv, or whatever it's going
to be called, is simply another step toward the transformation of the internet
into one big shopping mall. All they see are the $$$$$$$ they hope to earn from
legions of lobotomised banner clickers wading neck deep in "mutably transparent
interfaces" of Havemose and co.'s design. Like I want a pop-up banner that can
follow me from room to room, from tele to toaster to laptop to wristwatch. Is
that their "revolution" or is it going to be the cause of one? It's telling
that in all of this talk of bandwidth coming into our homes that little concern
seems to be given to the bandwidth leading away from them. Empowerment my ....!
AOL / GW2K announce internet "appliance" : Comment 3 of 3ANN.lu
Posted by Colin Wilson on 06-Apr-2000 22:00 GMT
Agreed - I wouldn`t want one either - and I knew it would result in a few anti-GW2K comments considering the way they shafted us over "our" new machine
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