[ih] Fwd: History of "accounts"

Tony Finch dot at dotat.at
Wed Feb 12 03:12:45 PST 2014

Amelia A Lewis <amyzing at talsever.com> wrote:
> Certainly roads and grazing areas are similar examples to the
> TCP/IP-based internet.

Some other examples occurred to me in response to Jack Haverty's question
about other unmetered systems:

Domestic water supply and sewerage, at least in most of the UK. (However
water supply metering is becoming more common because of demand
outstripping supply.)

The obligatory topical joke about flooding brings to mind managed
navigations like rivers and canals.

Also police, fire, and other emergency services, and the NHS before
private capital got their teeth into it.

Broadcast radio and TV.

Do street lights count as part of the road system?

Tony (with suggestions from friends on IRC).
f.anthony.n.finch  <dot at dotat.at>  http://dotat.at/
Forties, Cromarty: East, veering southeast, 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first.
Rough, becoming slight or moderate. Showers, rain at first. Moderate or good,
occasionally poor at first.

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