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    it doesn't seem fair that people who cannot afford to have paid accounts are left "out in the cold" with things like fast servers or search directories
Excuse me, but if you can't afford a $25/year payment, then I'd say you have bigger problems to worry about than the slowness of the LiveJournal servers and no search directory. Like EATING, maybe?

And who says you're SUPPOSED to get anything for free anyway? How can people not understand that GETTING FREE STUFF IS A BONUS?

I've been an income-less student before. I know what that's like. Lining up for hours to use one of the dumb terminals at the 20-machine lab in the University Library that connected at 1200 baud to e-mail for half an hour before the lab monitor kicked you off, was a privilege.

I'll spare the stories about walking 50 miles to a non-heated school with snow up to my chin, nothing but newspapers wrapped on my feet, uphill, both ways, and sometimes being chased by wild Black Bears. =D


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Jul. 26th, 2001 10:38 pm (UTC)
It's that sense of entitlement that appears rather often in North America; the sense that one is owed something by society.

It's also one of the things that's caused a lot of those "dot com" companies to go tits up - the fact that people appear to feel they deserve things for nothing. I paid for my account here at lj to help out with the running of the joint. I don't think of it as that much; $2 a month to have what amounts to a personal website with unlimited storage. Yeah, that's a bad deal.

People need better things to complain about, and I think that I'm going to start assigning concussions to those that complain about meaningless things. Watch out Translink.

Jul. 26th, 2001 10:47 pm (UTC)
Concussions! Concussions! Getcher free concussions here =)
Jul. 26th, 2001 11:09 pm (UTC)
Thank you. :)
Heh, as an lj developer I can't say that kind of crap without getting flamed for flaming our user base. So I love it oh so much when someone else does it for me.

Muchos Gracias. :)
Jul. 26th, 2001 11:38 pm (UTC)
Re: Thank you. :)
No problem =)
Jul. 27th, 2001 08:06 am (UTC)
I like your way of thinking!

People expect too much for nothing these days.

I suppose you killed the bear with your loose leaf notebook too?!
Jul. 27th, 2001 11:19 am (UTC)
Expecting too much...
=) Heh, yeah, myself included. Expecting people to have a little common sense is waaay too much =}

Re: Killing Bears with looseleaf notebooks

Yeah, nothing like a paper-cut to the nose =D
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