MSNBC's Brock N. Meeks opines: "Maybe I saw one too many bogeymen under my
bed as a child. Maybe I watched too many reruns of the
"Outer Limits." Or maybe Juno's user service agreement
really is as heinous as it reads. Juno makes its subscribers
agree to a terms-of-service contract that reads more like
the terms of an unconditional surrender or a prisoner of
war indoctrination manifesto." Meeks is referring, in part, to distributed-computing software that Juno requires users of its free service to install, and that little provision in the agreement that "may require" users to keep their computers turned on 24x7.
June 29, 2001