Jeff Klopmeyer Posted May 26, 2004 Share Posted May 26, 2004 I'd say that about 80% of my business is based on my online connection. See, I make ads that get put in magazines, which get sent to the magazines via FTP. I make web sites that are, by the nature of what they are, web-based. I write email all day to various music and audio industry people. Anyway, I awoke this morning to find that my intenet connection wouldn't work. After checking the usual things -- cables, system setup and so on -- I called Earthlink. Immediately, a prerecorded voice said that they were experiencing trouble with their DSL servers in Southern California. Well, I'll cut to the chase: it was down all day, just having come back a little while ago. So, I realize that although I pretty much lost an entire day of work, at least I'd have the right to charge Earthlink back for the service they weren't able to provide. So, lessee... fifty bucks a month, down for nine hours, pro-rate that...uh... SIXTY CENTS? Hold on, let me re-check that math. Yup. Sixty cents. that really shows you what a great value internet service is, but it doesn't make me feel any better at this very moment. [/rant] On a positive note, that was the first time in over five years with Earthlink that my service has gone down for more than a few minutes. - Jeff Marketing Communications for MI/Pro Audio My solo music and stuff They Stole My Crayon Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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