Ricochet Fans Vocally Lament Loss

from the fan-the-flames! dept

WWC, the major reseller of Metricom’s Ricochet service, encouraged subscribers all week to email a number of different reporters to tell them how much we all miss our ricochet service. Apparently it worked with the WSJ reporter who wrote a story pointing out how vocal some Ricochet users are. They do point out that WWC “fanned the flames”. The auction is tomorrow, and after multiple attempts to contact the folks running the auction I’ve just been told that no one who isn’t a qualified bidder will be allowed into the auction – and since I don’t have a handy half a million or so to plunk down into an escrow account I don’t qualify as a bidder. I asked the guy about letting the press in, and he said the only way they get in is if they are also qualified bidders. It would have been great to report on the auction right from there using my Ricochet… oh wait.

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