Suparmono> arknstone: you run lans?
arknstone> Of course.
Suparmono> i'm going to set up an al-fresco lan parlour in bourke st mall
arknstone> a what?
Suparmono> outside Myer in bourke st i'm going to set up tables and phone lines. All people have to do is bring their own computer, with game patches, monitor, mouse, keyboard, speakers, modem/cables etc, and computer chair, and they can sit in the open and play games like CS and doom2 in the open bourke st mall
arknstone> That's not gunna work you realise ;)
arknstone> Look at transport problems for one thing
arknstone> No one is gunna drag a box, monitor, and a bunch of otherstuff on a train.
Suparmono> they will once i've successfully marketed it. Come LAN ALFRESCO
Suparmono> and i'm going to make a rule: no food or drink. Even though its their computer
Suparmono> and i'm going to charge twice as much as the nearest lan
Suparmono> Golgy you get 50 hours free for being a bsthosting customer
Suparmono> alfresco is basically doing something in the open (usually eating)
Suparmono> arknstone is worried that i will ruin his credibility lan-wise, as people will rather come to my open-air parlour and pay for it than go to his
arknstone> HOW ARE PEOPLE GOING TO GET THERE
arknstone> you carry a 17" monitor and a full tower case AT THE SAME TIME
arknstone> a single person can't move their box alone
arknstone> unless it's a laptop
Suparmono> and computer chair
arknstone> and how do you get to the tram?
arknstone> see how feasible this is?
Suparmono> arknstone: people will happily leave their computers in storage at spencer st station in order to lan everyday in bourke st
arknstone> Suparmono: No, no they won't. AND HOW WILL THEY GET THERE?!?!?!?!?
Suparmono> they will struggle awkwardly from spencer st with their tower, monitor etc and chair, and then be so relieved that they're finally at my lan that they wont want to leave all day
arknstone> Suparmono: Good luck ;)