I know Phoenix and like her a lot, and I cringe along with ehBeth.
I'm - and others are, I think - on a2k, reluctant to share any kind of desperation, as really good people work themselves out of it with gamely effort.
ohhh yes maaaaaam.
I would hope to GOD that someone would not just 'assume' that because i was lower income all I wanted to do with myself was sit in front of a computer diddling my crotch and reading facebook.
And even if I DID want to spend some time doing that in my life, why is it anyone elses business?
Oh yeah. thats right, because I make less than someone else. There for what I would be given access too, even if I had to pay for it, should be only given out like a piece of candy after dinner.
yes , there will be people who abuse the system. Why? because there are thousands using a system. SO WHAT.
If using free internet for porn is all the bad that would come out of it so be it.
If people worry ONLY about porn use on the internet, they have never had to rely on it nor do they really grasp the extent of how much you can learn.
I have fixed my car because of videos and people I have found on the internet.
I have filed and taken care of small legal issues... all thanks to internet.
I find jobs with out leaving my house
I educate myself on anything I need... all by internet.
My daughter and I work through her homework by internet
I learn to cook , budget and market myself... allll by internet.
If you are proficient in internet use, which is very simple, you almost do not need anything else.
The internet is not an item owned by someone else to be divided up and handed out like pie slices. The actual COST of having someone use the internet with out paying is FRACTIONS of a penny per person. This isnt a money issue, this is a control issue and a control issue passed on to those who can not exercise any themselves due to their place in society.
I being one of those people am appalled by the judgment and criticism I hear from people about " the less fortunate". As if only the balance of your bank account will dictate how well you use a tool like the internet. Tell that to the rich child molesters who can read PDF's on HOW TO abuse kids and get away with it..
Or corrupt CEO's who brief themselves on certain laws so they know how to avoid charges when they launder your money
Or the snakey used car sales man who briefs himself on basic psychology and manipulation so that he can take full advantage of the elderly people who show up to pad his OWN pocket..
Or drug dealers who use the internet to find out how to make their own smack
Stupid internet use is not limited to poor
And if you want free internet, take your computer to ( to name a few places)
Barnes and Nobel
A few KFC's
Most city buses ( austin)
The parking lot of apt complexes that offer free wiifi
Upscale department stores
or hell , just park near a high rise. Someone , some where , will have an unsecured network.
Free wifi is NOT hard to come by.