[Fwd: [Fwd: Fw: charge for accessing the internet ?!]]

Bernard P. Murray, PhD bpmurray*STUFFER* at socrates.ucsf.edu
Thu Dec 10 00:31:54 EST 1998

In article <366F33ED.47590BC7 at mailbox.syr.edu>, April Rose Ferrentino
<arferren at mailbox.syr.edu> wrote:

[newsgroup list heavily pruned]

> >>>> Date: Tue, 01 Dec 1998 12:21:40 -0500
> >>>>
> >>>> CNN stated that the Government would in two weeks time decide to
> >>allow
> >>>> or not allow a Charge to your phone bill equal to a long distance
> >>>> call each time you access the internet.
> >>>>
> >>>> The address is http://www.house.gov/writerep/
> >>>>
> >>>> Please visit the address above and fill out the necessary form!
> >>>> If EACH one of us, forward this message on to others in a hurry,
> >>we
> >>>may be
> >>>> able to prevent this injustice from happening!

While it would certainly be nasty if it were true I
suggest you check out eg.:

for a historical/legal view of this urban myth.
     What makes this worse than eg. "the good times virus" is
that some day the net users will cry wolf once too often.
Best to check the facts before you harass your hard working
representative - especially as this might actually give them
bad ideas for a new tax...

Bernard P. Murray, PhD
Dept. Cell. Mol. Pharmacol., UCSF, San Francisco, USA

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