iPhone anyone ?

Thomas McGrath III 3mcgrath at comcast.net
Sun Jul 20 20:47:32 EDT 2008



You made me laugh. I too sometimes end up running off on some of my  
own gripes from time to time. Although your reply stung a little I  
accept your word it is not an attack.

But, what to do? I really am stumped on how to reply. I know that I  
worked very hard against a lot of difficulties to get where I am and  
chose to spend an inheritance on things I love to do above all else.  
But I don't know how to help others like in Bulgaria or anywhere else  
besides trying to do positive things and help people in my neck of the  
world. Which I try to do.

At one time the computer was considered a luxury as well as the  
Internet. Now they are seen differently. Maybe portable OS devices  
will go down that road too some day.

My question is: Do you have any realistic suggestions that someone  
like me can do to change things around?


Tom McGrath

On Jul 17, 2008, at 3:19 PM, Richmond Mathewson wrote:

> Bye-the-bye, Tom, this is not an attack on you; I am jolly happy for  
> you that you have all the pleasures that your work can bring.
> However, I cannot help but see the iPhone as something fairly  
> gratuitous when I see horrible poverty just down the road from where  
> I live. Now, if somebody would start a factory making mobile phones  
> in Bulgaria, rather than propping up the stinking Chinese communist  
> regime (Apple!!!!!) quite a few Bulgarians might well be able to  
> improve their standard of living even to the extent that they can  
> afford an iPhone.
> I am sorry to get "all political" on the RR Use-List, but the iPhone  
> does seem, somehow, a political issue; as do all the other luxury  
> electronic goods, all made in countries with nasty, non-democratic  
> regimes.
> sincerely, Richmond Mathewson.

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