Hurricanes (and ISP's)

From: Robert Schaller ^lt;[email protected]>
Date: 09/06/04-11:22:00 AM Z
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    Please forgive me, but I can't resist. Ironically, though I live
remotely now and can't get broadband (except via expensive satellite plus
expensive equipment), where I lived a few months ago -- and where some of my
original negatives still are, to my great consternation -- is in South
Florida, which just got whacked by hurricane Frances. It also had DSL (for
less than $50 per month, but not much less). So, I would like to offer my
solidarity to Bob on two points, both 1) good luck with the hurricane, and
2) on not having broadband; and to point out that I'd rather suffer a dialup
connection than 100mph+ winds, ten inches of rain, and storm surges. If one
has a choice, that is -- and to underline the point that (as in Bob's case)
many of us do not, regarding either hurricanes or broadband or the
availability of organic produce or access to effective AIDS treatment or
even just to clean drinking water, etc., etc., through no fault of our own.
But this list, as a text-only resource, is available to people all over the
world who are lucky enough to have access to computers, and I think that is
a great thing.
    That said, part of me can't help regretting that I wasn't there (in
Florida for Frances); it seems like a profound phenomenon (the hurricane,
not the dialup) in which to take images. Does anyone know of hurricane or
storm images that have been made, either as still photos or as experimental
cinema (and I realize that I'm revealing my odd-ball status on this list) --
that is, NOT just straight documentation, however impressive that can be,
but artistic creation that revolves photographically around images taken in
or of storms? I am suddenly quite interested, and unfortunately it appears
that Florida may get another chance in about a week. Maybe I'll go...

    Robert Schaller

 On 9/5/04 8:29 PM, "Bob Kiss" <> wrote:

> Barbados has recently introduced DSL for a mere few hundred dollars hook
> up and only $120 U.S. per month usage fee. If I am right, that is FOUR
> TIMES what most of you are paying for it! It is only available in a few
> parishes near our capitol, Bridgetown, not out here on the east coast in St.
> Philip, where I live. Gee, I feel silly that I am spending money on film,
> paper, platinum & palladium salts and other things TO MAKE PHOTOGRAPHS
> rather than saving my pennies to get this overpriced service when our ISP
> finally decides to honor us with its presence in St. Philip. Am I being too
> sarcastic? Don't be facetious!
> I think Gordon has made it clear. There are rules and they are in place
> for logical reasons. We agreed to them when we signed up. Let's stick to
> them.
> Ivan the Terrible (hurricane) is on its way with 135 mph winds.
> Let's see if I even have dial up by Wednesday!!!
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> If nothing else, sending large attachments generates literally hundreds of
> reply emails (like this one.) If we continue at this rate, the name of the
> list will have to be changed to "55minute-L" or something.
> Rob
Received on Mon Sep 6 11:35:05 2004

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