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Stephane Ascoet stephane.ascoet at
Tue Jan 23 08:29:22 UTC 2018

Le 22/01/2018 à 19:31, bruno at a écrit :
> I suppose "here" means Paris or France. I bet it's possible and not too
> complicated to use public transports without a pokécom
> (pocket-computer). You buy a ticket and you hop on. Or maybe you can
> also buy directly onboard. Like we've been doing for more than one century.

Hi, yes it's becoming very complicated. In Paris, you don't have bus 
maps anymore on the stops. More and more networks are not printing 
timetable anymore(like my regional rail network. And they are so badly 
organised that the times of the trains change from day to day without 
notice other than being online every second). You can still buy 
paper-tickets for urban transports but prices are made in a way that it 
often costs more and they clearly plan to stop them in a few years, like 
they made for some other things(tax declaration...). For trains, they 
are closing all the desks, and even on this one, we must argue to have 
anonymous tickets(and if we suceed they of course cost more). Automatic 
computerized sellers can distribute only the tickets that the company 
want us to buy and not the best ones for our destination.
>> Same thing for going to the theatre, museum and so on.
> Ditto. Are ticket booths/websites banned in France?

Almost. Like for transport, you'll have to wait in the hot or cold 
without being sure to enter and pay more.
> I don't believe you: one single counter-example (one single person being
> able to find a job or a friend) would invalidate your point.

I see that you want to imagine you're living in a great society. How 
lucky you are. The fall will be hard.
> Anyway, I'm not going to waste more of my time and other people's
> bandwith arguing while you cannot defend your point with a logical
> argument.
> /b
> *I feel ashamed using such a meaningful word as "resist" to mean
> something as ordinary as "not using proprietary platforms".
> _______________________________________________

Well, it's funny how much both of your sentences oppose themselves :-) 
Anyway we can discuss how much we want this won't change nothing, things 
will keep on this way(we even have a trader as president in france who 
is feed by this "new economy" myth every morning) and we'll have to obey 
or die.

Sincerely, Stephane Ascoet

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