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Author: jammerh Big gold star, 5000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 2407  
Subject: Re: FAQ attack Date: 9/18/2002 9:36 PM
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Goofy, great FAQ. Thanks.

I've only just discovered this board, but will be returning to visit occasionally.

I'd like to add my own solution to the online thing to my fellow Fools.

I'm on the road all continuously living in my camper van between Canada and Florida each year, and all points between.

I've never owned a computer, but have posted extensively in the past year by using computer terminals in public libraries, college campuses and recreation centres.

In my experience most libraries will allow you to use their computers. Each has its own peculiar rules and regulations. So be prepared for different guidelines at every stop.

Just ask where the local public, university, or college library is. If you're visiting a strange campus most everyone will know where the campus library is located.

If it is too busy I would not get in the way of students wanting to do research, however, most facilities have long periods where they aren't that busy.

Most public libraries will give you a one hour slot. Many will let you have extra time if no one else is using the terminal.

As a side benefit you get to check out all the other great (non-online info sources). Librarians can be great sources of local history, economy etc...

Granted you don't get as much time as you might like if you had your own set up however, once you get to know where the places with free online access is available it can become a daily habit.

I try to save time by writing hand-written drafts of messages I hope to post, and printing off interesting posts by others.

It is a mixed blessing because they do kick you off the terminals occasionally, however, that can be a good thing if you're as addicted to TMF as I am.

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