At 4/2/2004 02:17 Wednesday, you wrote:
> If the internet would be operated like telephone networks in general, we'd
> have a new mail protocol every 2-3 years and it would be completely
> incompatible to the others and nobody would ask any questions.
> Why is it that software always has to be compatible? Nobody would ever
> expect hardware (not computers) be compatible to its previous models.
Really? The POTS phone I used back in 1978 still works just fine.
Well, a POTS phone is not something what I would call a mobile phone, right?
So lets then keep a keen eye on GSM, CDMA, TDMA and what else on
abbreviations are vogue this year.
Besides, America is definitely not known for advances in telephone
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