29 April 1999
Question for the audience: So I'd like to rent a P.O. box for business purposes, and I'm weighing using the U.S. Postal Service vs. going with an independent vendor such as Mail Boxes Etc. Anybody out there have experience with either and have any comments on which I should go with?
USPS is cheaper, but Mail Boxes Etc. is accessible more hours of the day. Both let me have packages held for pickup. My local MBE (just down the street, in fact) went out of business last year. I'd rather not be dependent on a vendor that might disappear; on the other hand, there's an MBE right next to my main grocery store, so it's slightly more convenient than my Post Office is...
Anyway. Recommendations? Horror stories? The lines are open...
Okay, we knew this, but it's nice to have hard evidence. Some court documents reveal Microsoft's intentional machinations to make competitors' products appear broken:
I don't know about you, but I'm awfully curious to know what word Silverberg used instead of "user"...are the actual original court documents on the web?
I agree that it's a questionable practice. What I don't get is -- much like Rafe Colburn wondered about an article from InfoWorld recently (in the 4/23/1999 entry) -- why don't the article authors provide the basic information people could use to bypass the 'feature', namely: select & copy the address directly off the page instead of clicking on the mailto: link.
What are journalists for, anyway? Yeesh.
Is April over already? Dang, now I've got to come up with some new colors.
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