Paul Schlyter wrote:
> So in 1982, Internet had in fact reached outside North America. But
> SE Asia most certainly wasn't hooked up to the Internet back in 1982,
> however it's still false to claim that "there was no Internet" in 1982.
I didn't claim that, though, did I? I said "I lived in Southeast Asia
in 1982 and there /was/ /no/ /Internet/ ." A reasonable reader could
easily interpret that as I meant it -- that there was no Internet in SE
It's like saying "I lived in the Eastern Sahara in 2003 (which I did)
and there was a water shortage (which there was.") I'll bet you would
take that to mean that there was a water shortage /in/ /the/ /Eastern/
/Sahara/ , not that I thought that there was a water shortage
everywhere on earth.
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