1993-07-20 - Sprint-bound

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From: fergp@sytex.com (Paul Ferguson)
To: cypherpunks@toad.com
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UTC Datetime: 1993-07-20 23:04:25 UTC
Raw Date: Tue, 20 Jul 93 16:04:25 PDT

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From: fergp@sytex.com (Paul Ferguson)
Date: Tue, 20 Jul 93 16:04:25 PDT
To: cypherpunks@toad.com
Subject: Sprint-bound
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On Mon, 19 Jul 93 22:24:38 -0700,
 John Gilmore <uunet!toad.com!gnu> wrote -
> So, will you be working for SprintNet?  We have been evaluating
> quotes for Internet service from them.  They seem to have pretty
> good policies -- better than most -- though from what I hear, their
> uptime (quality of service) is poorer than the other vendors.
Hi John.
Actually, they refer to themselves as "SprintLink." ;-)
In all reality, I'm leaving Computer Sciences Corporation for a
consulting position with Mindbank Consulting Group, based in the
Washington, DC area. While CSC has kept me travelling five days
a week (mostly in New Yawk City), I welcome the opportunity to
stay closer to home for a change. (My wife is certainly happier.)
If you turn to page 339 of "The Whole Internet User's Guide & Catalog
(by Ed Krol, copyright 1992, O'Reilly & Associates <nuts@ora.com>),
in the middle of the page you'll see the name of gentleman for whom
I'll be working.
I remain distanced from the controversy surrounding the
Sprint/Congressional-hearing debate, because I do not work there
yet. <g>
As far as their reliabilty, I certainly hope to contribute to the
future of Sprint's connectivity reputation; hopefully that will be a
good thing.
Wish me luck, chum.

Paul Ferguson               |  "Government, even in its best state,
Network Integrator          |   is but a necessary evil; in its worst
Centreville, Virginia USA   |   state, an intolerable one."
fergp@sytex.com             |      - Thomas Paine, Common Sense
         I love my country, but I fear its government.